the anticipation! (pre-birthday restlessness)

22 May 2012

I’m getting twitchy. Antsy. Restless.

Why? … My birthday is in 3 weeks.

Birthdays are big things to me. Especially my birthday. (I mean, it’s a day to celebrate me. It may make me vain, shallow, or selfish… but who doesn’t like birthdays?)

Every year I try to plan some spectacular party. For my 18th birthday, I think it was a big water gun fight… My 21st was dinner with my mom & college boyfriend. 25th was a big picnic (with like, 2-3 dozen cupcakes) at a dog park. 27th was cake at one of my favorite bars. I always plan some big event… but they never really work out. It rained, boyfriend didn’t arrive until MANY hours later, it rained again, no one showed up…

So, a few months ago—when, sadly, is when I start thinking about my birthday party—I decided to put on the breaks. As much as I want some big, fantastic party with all my friends, I’m just not going to plan it this year. Trust me. I want to. But I’m tired of getting caught up in the details, and I just want to relax and just enjoy my day with some friends…

Luckily, this year, the Muccas are making that last part easy on me. This year for my actual birthday, I’ll be on the Mucca bus, heading to Brooklyn, NY. You know, I couldn’t be happier. In fact, I’m probably a little too excited about being on a bus for hours and hours. But I’ll be with people that I love, and that’s all that matters.

I’m not even really asking for gifts. I mean, I told my mom she could get me a juicer. And there was one other person who knows of something special I want.. but that’s about it.. And I mean… it’s not like I have some not-so-secret-birthday-wishlist pinterest board… not at all… But as long as I get a lot of hugs from my friends, I’ll consider it to be a super, fantastic birthday. And I couldn’t ask for me.

Do you have special things you do for your birthday? Are you a big planner? Throw big parties? I gotta know I’m not the only one!

  • I’m totally a planner! To the smallest details! Luckily, I don’t really sweat the small stuff that goes wrong though.

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!

    • Erini

      Thanks Stephanie! 🙂

  • I never get too excited for my birthday because nothing too big has ever happened (no parties, etc). So, I wasn’t excited for my 27th this past March until the actual day.

    • Erini

      we never did big parties when I was a kid.. at most it was the cousins (so 5 of us)… but for some reason I’ve got the idea in my head that I need one every year…

  • Absolutely very nice birthday ideas!! I like to celebrate my birthday with my friends and family enjoyably. Thanks

    • Erini

      Thanks Alicia!

  • I was just talking about birthdays with Jared the other day and how it always sucked having my birthday in the summer because everyone would forget. This year I actually have to work on my birthday, but I want to do something special as well. I LOVE birthdays & birthday parties.. so you are not alone. 🙂

    • Erini

      Summer birthdays are definitely hard! People they they’re so awesome because it’s summer and the weather is great… but yeah, no one’s around! I remember at school we’d get lumped together for a group birthday at the end of the year while everyone got their own special day. Not fair.

      Birthday in Korea should be fun! Wonder what traditions they have…

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