I run into the same struggle every year: My birthday is coming up and I argue with my friends and family about it. I don’t like celebrating the day in that way and they call me a grouch.
I don’t publish my birthday and have at times obsessed with how few phone calls I could get by with.
So what’s wrong with my birthday?
I feel that I don’t really have much to do with it. It isn’t a day I have chosen. I didn’t really accomplish anything on that particular date to be proud of. I don’t really have too many memories attached with my actual birth date either. Subconscious ones most probably – but nothing that comes to my mind right now.
I used to celebrate my birthday..somehow. Of course I did so as a child and I was excited about getting “stuff”. Later my focus shifted on creating he parties in order to serve my friends and create lasting memories. That mission has been accomplished.