Anonymous said: Have you ever felt horrible on your birthday? Have you ever spent it alone? Have you ever had a bad one? My 22nd really is sucking hard. I don't know anyone, literally, who has spent their young 20's birthdays alone but here I am.
No, yes, and yes, in that order. I’ve had plenty of bad birthdays. There’s nothing really special for the day, and I much rather enjoy spending them alone. Nothing happened on my past birthday… it was just a day. And that’s okay. You should spend your birthday however you please. If that’s going out to an insane club, go for it. If it’s hanging out with yourself on Netflix, do it. Don’t feel bad about it though. It’s your day to do what you want.
If you’re feeling lonely in general, and you want to change that, that’s all you. You’re the only one who can get out of your house and go meet people and make new friends. I’m not saying that’s going to be easy. In fact, speaking as a 26 year old, meeting people these days is one of the hardest things ever. But it is still possible. You just have to put yourself out there, go to places where people are, and work up the courage to greet stranger.
But for reals, happy birthday. If nobody else said it to you yet, I’m glad I had the chance. Hey readers, if you’re feeling charitable, feel free to send a message with ridiculous gifs to wish anon a happy birthday.