"What are you doing on your birthday?" Or maybe "Do you plan something for your birthday?", some people can also ask "So how was your birthday?"
It tooks me a while to realize that a birthday can be really demanding. Have you ever had some thoughts like "why should I do something?" or "Why people are so busy preparing stuffs on my birthday?". This post can be an unpopular opinion but it does, disturb me for a while. I feel like I have this obligation to invite some people to celebrate the special day, or to be happy the whole day.
Well the thing is, sometimes you just want to have another day in your life. Maybe this kind of thoughts and reflections only come to people in their 20s or 30s. It could be a denial of getting older, which is quite, true for some people.
We have the right to do nothing on our birthday: getting up late, not wearing make up outside, not doing our hair done or stay the whole day under blanket and watching Netflix.
It doesn't have to be a gloomy and sad birthday. You just don't need to live with the expectation of people who cares enough for you to enjoy your birthday.
In the other hand, a cheerful birthday with party can go well too if you are feeling like doing it. I'm here just to say that the pressure of having a great day on your birthday is really overrated and can be different in some cases.
In any case, happy birthday to me.