Post # 1
Hi bees, since I have a bday looming and I am going to be 38 I am just so not looking forward to it. Usually I get happy about bdays and reflect on the past year and look forward to celebrating it but this year I would just rather pretend it isnt really happening. All I keep thinking is omg 2 years till 40 and I rememeber when I just turned 30. It is really scary how fast the time goes. Anyone else ever feel like this?
Post # 3
@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
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
@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
@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
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
@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
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 # 10
Glad to know I am not alone, I think Its bothering me too because my dh will be starting a new job the same day so I will be alone for most of the day. Your ideas are great though I am going to pamper myself silly. I think I will head out to a spa and try taking a yoga class that i have been wanting to take but keep putting it off. Thanks for lifting my spirits a little!
Post # 11
I hit this point when I turned 11. Not interested in birthdays anymore.
Post # 12
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
@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
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
@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
I stopped celebrating after 26. I soooo know how you feel. I feel like other people want to celebrate it more than I do.