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Why It Isn’t Bad to Birthday Alone

by | Jan 26, 2019 | Birthday

That time of year has come again. That’s right. Your birthday.

Another trip around the sun, another year older, but not really another year wiser. Unless you count the invaluable wisdom of finally realizing that, hey, you don’t have to do anything for your birthday this year. And that’s okay. For some reason, our culture has this thing about birthdays. It’s like you’re required to celebrate them, and if you don’t want to, there’s clearly something innately wrong with you. Well, listen up, kid. I’m here to tell you that there’s nothing wrong with you. If you don’t wanna celebrate your birthday with a million people, guess what, you don’t have to! There is absolutely nothing wrong with being alone on your birthday. In fact, there are a few reasons why it’s even better than wasting all your energy on throwing some big, crazy birthday bash.  

First of all, you’re in charge of where you go and what you do.

If you want to stay in your PJs and watch Netflix all day, do it! If you want to go to work and act like it’s a normal day, you can do that, too! If you want to head over to Wendy’s and enjoy your free frosty in peace, go for it! As long as you get fries to dip in it because a frosty without fries is just pure anarchy. Unless, you know, you’re into that sort of thing…  

There’s no awkward gift-giving situation.

Don’t you hate that feeling when someone gives you a birthday present and stares awkwardly at you until you open it, and then gets totally disappointed because you didn’t jump up and down for joy when you pulled out yet ANOTHER horrible smelling lotion set that you won’t even use? Yeah, I know, #awkward! Instead, you could just head over to the mall and buy yourself something you might actually like. Now there’s a thought…  

If you don’t want to do anything, you don’t have to.

Not sure when exactly the rule was created that you absolutely must to do something huge and extravagant just because it’s your birthday. Actually, come to think of it, pretty sure there’s NO RULE ANYWHERE THAT SAYS THAT. Like, seriously, people. What is it about birthdays that means you’re compelled to go out and spend all this money on some dumb activity that you’re probably not even going to enjoy, and on top of that, you’re obligated to invite every single person you’ve ever come across in your entire life to come to this crazy event? Sorry, but that’s way too much pressure. Wouldn’t you rather let the day pass on its own and simply blow out a candle on your free bundtlet from Nothing Bundt Cakes to celebrate your anniversary of joining the human race? I know I would.  

You don’t have to bother with uncomfortable attention.

Picture it: you’re sitting at a table with an oversized sombrero on your head, a slice of birthday cake with a lit candle in front of you, and 30 random strangers singing a painfully off-key rendition of “Happy Birthday.” Yeah, that doesn’t sound that great to me either. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely not a fan of unwanted attention. Something about it makes me get all cringe-y. My head gets hot, my hands sweat, I get super tense and anxious… Ugh, I better change the subject.   Despite what many people think, there’s no pressure to include others in the celebration of your birthday. If you want to act like Eeyore, then act like Eeyore, darn it! It’s your birthday. You should have the freedom to do what you want. And while you’re sitting there all grouchily determined to keep your birthday to yourself, why don’t you download the Free Birthday Fun app and see what kind of things you can enjoy, all by your little lonesome.