(Closed) Anyone else at an age where you dont look foward to bdays anymore

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ashley99:  Absolutely not! There is never a bad time for receiving presents!

I have never understood this dreaded fear of aging. If you consider the alternative, not aging- which means dying, I say enjoy every single birthday that comes your way!

Post # 4
480 posts
Helper bee

I don’t dread my birthdays because I don’t want to age, but I do dread them because something always seems to go wrong and leave me super disappointed. And, while I always thought that I loved the limelight, I find birthday attention to be awkward. 

Post # 5
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@ashley99:  I’m 23 and I don’t get that excited about birthdays anymore. There’s usually a dinner and a few gifts, but nothing much. My family hasn’t really been big on birthdays or celebrations on any kind, so I don’t mind. 

Post # 6
3424 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ashley99:  I understand how you feel. I felt that way a few years ago. Rather than feel sad..get out and do something fun to celebrate!

I’ll be 38 in less than a month and actually have started to look forward to my birthdays now. I am happy to be able to spend every birthday with my husband and family. I declare the entire week my birthday! 

Post # 7
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I will be 40 in 32 days.. I am feeling okay about it. I think I felt worse turning 30 than this big one… 

Post # 8
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ashley99:  Sounds like someone needs a birthday party with party hats, balloons, and cake, all held at a skating rink or kid’s party room somewhere. 🙂 I know what you are feeling but I would advise to get into the silliness of it, remember the simple fun of it all, and let that revive you.

Post # 9
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think this means that every celebration needs to get bigger! haha Is there something amazing you’ve been putting off doing? Do it on your birthday! Use it as motivation to get out there and accomplish something! I’m going to Antarctica for my 30th. No fear of getting older here! (yet)!

Post # 11
9118 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I hit this point when I turned 11. Not interested in birthdays anymore.

Post # 12
1222 posts
Bumble bee

I’ll be 20 in a couple of weeks and I’m really not excited. Even though I live with my parents, it’s been years since they’ve gotten me anything for my birthday and my dad’s version of “taking me out to dinner” on my birthday is something like Waffle House. My boyfriend might be able to do something for me, but I’m trying not to get my hopes up so I won’t be disappointed.

Post # 13
1247 posts
Bumble bee

@ashley99:  I think a spa day is a great idea! For the longest time I have not really celebrated my birthday. Now that I’m getting “old/er” I think I should do something special for myself. 

Post # 14
227 posts
Helper bee

I’m ALREADY feeling like that, and I’m only 19. I stopped celebrating my b-day when I turned 13, because for some reason, it just started getting depressing. And it always seemed like everyone else was more excited about the entire thing than I ever was. Also, the whole thing about people feeling obligated to give gifts has always rubbed me the wrong way. So I’ve just been going out to my favorite pizza restaurant every year. The waiters singing the birthday song and giving me a free slice of cake is more than enough celebration for me.

Post # 15
5189 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@ashley99:  Yes. 5 months from now I’ll be the big 3-0. Darling Husband said he’s going to trade me in. 

Post # 16
4311 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I stopped celebrating after 26.  I soooo know how you feel.  I feel like other people want to celebrate it more than I do.

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