Taking things a day at a time

Friday, June 19, 2009

At 7:13 AM, I turned one year older

It's my birthday today. And I feel all right.

I believe in a lot of things, but I don't really believe that you can feel different overnight when it's your birthday. People would ask, "do you feel older?" or "do you feel different?" And my answer was always no, because really, your birthday is just another day. Nothing about that day is different or has changed. It just happens to be the day that you were born. I'm not gonna feel older within an 8-hour period in which I was just sleeping.

I also think that birthday's get lamer when you get older. Which is kinda backwards, if you think about it, but isn't that the case?

When you're younger, you have family (well, most people do, I didn't) that remembers your birthday and those are the people your parents invite to your party. Or you invite your whole 4th grade class to go mini golf. So there's a lot of people, family and friends, that you have to celebrate your day with. Plus, your parents pay for everything. Always a bonus.

But as you get older, people forget because they've got their own lives and things to do. Your friends also have their own plans and you grow distant from family members. Also, there's the factor that YOU start paying for your own things. If you go to the movies, you're paying for your own ticket and snacks instead of having someone else take care of everything. And honestly, as you get older, money is harder to come by.

So this is one of the reasons why I have the Peter Pan complex. Growing up sucks balls. Sometimes, not all the time, but sometimes.

But regardless of how much life may suck and getting older is such a drag, I wanna thank everyone for the birthday wishes. :) Thanks for remembering.


Blogger J. Cordelia said...

Again, happy birthday. The day is over here, but it's still rocking for you across the water :)

Birthdays do suck when you get older. If it hadn't been for Julia, I would have done absolutely nothing on my bday most likely. I checked my mail on that day and all I got was a letter addressed to someone else and a notice that I overdrew my account by 3 cents and was being charged $35.00. Happy birthday to me, right?

People didn't believe me when I said I had nothing planned, but I really didn't. It was kinda of lame.

Anyhoo, I hope your day was fun, you deserve it.

June 19, 2009 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

hey! happy birthday! i completely forgot. i'm a terrible friend, i'm so sorry! i will write your exciting birthday letter tomorrow! or tonight, if i'm feeling productive haha. i understand about the whole 'birthdays getting suckier' thing. i totally agree. the older you get, the less exciting birthdays are. i don't even care about my birthday anymore. but..eh, that's life. i hope you had a good day!

June 20, 2009 at 3:05 PM  

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