How Do You Celebrate Your Birthday?


Today is my personal anniversary of being born, aka my birthday. 26 years ago I stepped foot into this world–well I probably didn’t actually step into the world since I didn’t walk out of the womb, but you know what I mean.

Different people have different ways of celebrating the occasion of their birth. I have friends who always go to the same restaurant, or always buy themselves a gift, or always go to see a movie by themselves (this year I think he saw Avatar, a pretty good gift).

For me, your birthday is your own personal new year with the world. For the majority of us not born on January 1, our new year doesn’t start at midnight when the ball drops, but on our birthday. As such, I like to spend my day reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the new one.  I spend time with people I care about, I take a reflective walk by myself, and I drink a milkshake.

So to my fellow February 11th celebrators, I say Happy Anniversary, and Happy Birthday.

How do you celebrate your birthday? Share it in the comments.

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  • raman February 26, 2010, 2:03 pm

    i’ve been a subscriber to the “personal new years, so go and reflect” theory for years. glad to know i’m not the only one.

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