My birthday is coming up in a week (hooray!). I’m a big birthday person. I like to make people feel special as a way to thank them for being part of my life. I’ve also become a realist on my birthday that not all the people I love can get together on ONE day to celebrate. So with that comes the invention of the “birthday week!” I don’t think it’s selfish… it’s making sure you include everyone
I live in New York City and my sister lives in California. I realize that I will have to dedicate a weekend around my birthday to go visit her as my nephew and I share the same birthday! Also, when birthdays are on a weekday, like mine is a Tuesday this year, it is hard for people to gather after work. So my best friend is celebrating with me on Sunday, another is taking me out to dinner after work on Monday, and I’m celebrating with my family in Jersey on Wednesday!
It wasn’t like I said “okay, we have to drag my birthday out for the week.” It just happened that people could only hang out with me on certain days. I kind of like dedicating a day to each friend though
Do you celebrate your birthday one day or have a “birthday week”?