I Dont Like Celebrating My Birthday

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    I hate making plans for my birthday

    because it never turns out right. Someone always ditches me or makes me feel insignificant on the one day of the year that should be special. My birthday is in less than a month away and all I want is to be happy and for this anxiety to go away.
    VerucaRose VerucaRose
    26-30, F
    Oct 28, 2014

    We never can. We don't have the money to.

    It can be really embarrassing. Having had my 16th Birthday in October, all my friends have these great parties to celebrate the coming of age. My family couldn't even make a cake or have a dinner.. Trying to explain that to rich teens is not easy. It's just easier to not...
    bbybleu bbybleu
    18-21, F
    May 11, 2015

    Every year nothing happens.

    I'm sitting now, in front of my laptop typing this. I'm 20 today and i've got nothing : except a gift voucher for a massage in 9 days time so that's nice. Nothing else. My birthdays are always ****, don't look forward to them at all... <3
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    I don't want everyone going out of their way

    for me and I have to pretend like I'm grateful. I prefer quiet.
    TheCroissant TheCroissant
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 18, 2016

    Why should I bother with my birthday?

    Most of my friends don't remember it, my parents hardly notice it, and I just don't feel special at all. I'd probably get 18 cents for my age this year, or maybe a cupcake with a candle in it if I'm lucky. Sometimes I feel as though my birth was worthless and hardly have any...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 5, 2014

    When I used to celebrate it,

    I'd invite all of my friends and only one or two would actually show up. Now I just don't celebrate it, anymore
    TrafalgarLaw TrafalgarLaw
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2015
    CoffeeTimeNow CoffeeTimeNow
    22-25, F
    Mar 22, 2016

    I have no friends and only have a wife

    and 2 kids who wish me happy birthday. My mother has dementia so she doesn't remember it. My son was born on my day, so now it is his day. To me, it is just another day in my boring life.
    thefinalcut thefinalcut
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    I hate celebrating my birthday

    but I always enjoy my birthday, just like I am enjoying it today (: what do you guys/girls think of birthdays??
    HappyLifeguard HappyLifeguard
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Mar 3, 2014

    I don't get what the big deal about birthdays.

    everyone has a birthday so what makes mine in specific so special?
    AskingOfMiceAndPiercedBrides AskingOfMiceAndPiercedBrides
    16-17, F
    Nov 3, 2015
    FalseSeaDog FalseSeaDog
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2015
    KTRose KTRose
    18-21, F
    Oct 29, 2014

    I don't like it cause I don't have too many

    friends that get excited and want to celebrate with me. I just suck at making plans and sometimes people make excuses why they can't go. Am I too old for feeling this way about my birthday? I just wish people actually cared. I feel my 20s have always had ****** bday celebrations...
    alostone alostone
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    It's never been of any import.

    I'd rather not acknowledge it and move on to tomorrow.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 27, 2015

    My birthday's in January

    and my mom's already asking how I'm celebrating my 16th birthday. I haven't celebrated since I was 13 and I don't see the point anymore...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    Since 20 years I haven´t celebrated my

    birthday. Why? I just got one disappointment after the other one when I´ve still celebrated it. And I am tired. Tired of being alone, tired of the day when I´ve been born, tired of my life. I am not waiting for my next birthday. I am waiting for the day when it´s allowed for...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2016
    Riley2016 Riley2016
    46-50, F
    Jan 18, 2016

    For as long as I can remember,

    my birthday to me was just another day. Nothing that I think too much about. I'm just living.
    RomaxKH RomaxKH
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    I don't want to have another birthday.

    I believe I will get very disappointed.
    Pather2013 Pather2013
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    I haven't been able to enjoy it

    since my 11th birthday. My dad passed a few days before it and my aunt, who coordinated the funeral, scheduled it for the day before. I know it could have been worse and been on the day of, but I wasn't able to find any happiness that birthday. They have been ruined for me since...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion
    4 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    My mom expects me to have a big party at mine

    because it'll be my 16th. But honestly, it's just another day, I don't see anything really special about it except that I'll be allowed to do things I wasn't allowed to do before from then on. I wouldn't even be bothered if I didn't get any presents. A simple "Happy Birthday" is...
    DiketaDrako DiketaDrako
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2016

    Every Day Is Cause To Celebrate

    You might think that a bit too cliche to swallow, I don't blame you if you do. I believe every day we are alive is worthy of a celebration minus the cake. I would be huge if I had cake every day :)
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2011

    So it's my birthday on January the 7th witch is

    coming up pretty fast I'm going to be turning 19 and I don't like celebrating it..my birthday means nothing to me I know some people get super excited but that's just the thing..I've never been excited ever since I was little every birthday of mine I've always just tried staying...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 12, 2014

    Mostly because it feels like more of a way of

    saying "one year closer to death" That and also I don't really like having to deal with my parents congratulating me on another year in this miserable existence
    RandomPerson186 RandomPerson186
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 3, 2016

    Just Another Reason For My Life To Be Less Acceptable...

    and normal. Because when you hear of a 26 year old who is single, has no friends, no social life and still living at home, it is somehow that bit worse then hearing of a 25 year old in the same situation. I cried on my 25th birthday as I felt so old and left behind compared to my...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 30, 2011

    Celebrating My Birthday Is Totally Against My Goal Of Staying Low-key In Life.

    This is how I understand birthday celebration:Pros: 1. You get to hang out with friends (But this is what we do every regular day, not just birthday, which makes birthday not special at all.Cons: 1. It bothers my friends and wastes their time. (They have to come to see you even...
    uesugi uesugi
    26-30, M
    Oct 17, 2012

    I've grown to hate my birthday.

    As a kid, my sister tried her very best to ruin every party my parents threw for me. Now that I'm an adult no one remembers it. Last year even my parents forgot. I hate that I get excited for something that always ends up sucking. Ok, I'm done venting.
    FaeFamous FaeFamous
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 11, 2014

    I'll be 36 this year

    and I hate my birthday even more now because my brother is no longer alive. I'm even more of a recluse now outside of work. It's going on two years now. I don't get excited for anything anymore. Its hard for me to relax or calm down and all I see as I move forward in life are...
    blackjack1808 blackjack1808
    36-40, M
    Jul 6, 2015

    I just hate everything being about me,

    and unfortunately your birthday is your day where people spoil you :/
    NoUsernameInserted NoUsernameInserted
    18-21, F
    Jan 17, 2016

    I definitely am not a fan.

    Unnecessary hype. I like to keep things low key.
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2016

    So my uncle just called me

    and asked me "What do you want to do for your birthday? You're going to be 21! Do you want me to take you out to the club?" Umm...no. "Why not?" Because I don't want to, that's stupid. You know I don't care for stuff like that. Just let me mind my own business. "You need to...
    FabledTacoOfDoom FabledTacoOfDoom
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    Its not like I totally don't like it,

    but I prefer to keep it low key. It's better this way. Quiet and simple. After all, it's my birthday.
    theoabern0741 theoabern0741
    Jan 18, 2016

    Most years I feel melancholy on my birthday

    because I don't have any friends to share it with. The years I have friends and they surprise me are a special joy!
    JoeMarvel JoeMarvel
    22-25, M
    Oct 11, 2015

    Its five days after xmas

    and the day before nye no one is wants to do anything!
    prettyflamingo prettyflamingo
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 18, 2016

    Every year on my birthday it feels like another

    year that I should have accomplished more than the things that I did. Like my life is slipping away and I can do nothing to stop it. I keep at it, toiling away day after day for advancement, for improvement. Yet at the end of every year it feels empty, and cold. Wrapped in...
    Quanki Quanki
    22-25, M
    Oct 12, 2015

    I hate how it's just one day out the year

    where friends, family, and potentially strangers want to treat you like you're the most important person in the world. Humans should be treating each other like they're the most important people in the world EVERYDAY! Don't ask me what I want to do or what can you get me simply...
    FabledTacoOfDoom FabledTacoOfDoom
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    so honestly, I couldn't care less about my

    birthday, it doesn't matter to me! anyway tomorrow is my birthday and my birthday sucks every year. today totally sucked. when I was 8 my family didn't even show up. MY FAMILY! anyway, night!
    WhovimelonChild WhovimelonChild
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    In exactly a months time I'll be 16.

    I should be happy, joyous and over the moon that I'm growing up? No, I don't want to grow up. I want to be younger. I'm already tired from what the future has to hold. In fact I've not even decided what I want or how I'm celebrating my 16th Birthday. When I reach 18 I'm...
    Ugnius2121 Ugnius2121
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2015
    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    Too much attention...

    I hate attention sometimes
    ShampainxDiamonds ShampainxDiamonds
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2015

    Thinking back, of the last few birthday gifts

    I've been given, none were actually for me. Wife asks what I want and I usually tell her nothing because I know it doesn't matter anyway. I got a garage door opener 7 years ago so she could park her car in the garage (she also insisted I get it installed that day). I got an...
    Chuckess716 Chuckess716
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2015
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    16-17, F
    Jan 3, 2016

    I Hate That Day!

     Since I don't celebrate it anymore. I mean last year I refused anything and shoved a candle in a cookie just to shut my mother up. I hate my birthday! Its never been a happy time for me.
    TheAngelOfDeath TheAngelOfDeath
    25 Responses Apr 30, 2011

    My birthday is in two days

    and all I think about is staying home overthinking
    wpsiatwiant wpsiatwiant
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    It ended up to be more disappointing

    than I thought. I don't even want anything, just a little thought would've been nice. This is my life? How?
    funlecy1 funlecy1
    46-50, F
    Oct 28, 2014

    I Lied About My Birthday

    It was a week before my fourteenth birthday (September), I hated celebrating it so I told my classmate (Who can't keep a secret for her life) that I have a 'secret' , my real birthday is in three month... MARCH. so naturally, she told everyone my birthday was in march. Then I was...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 19, 2011

    Even when I had a party at age 5,

    I hid under the table and cried :)
    sumitoo sumitoo
    56-60, F
    Jul 6, 2015

    As my birthday approaches I can't help

    but feel dread for that inevitable day. I feel an overwhelming sadness as I remember awful memories of past experiences on that day. Every year as I grew older, my father noticed more and more that I didn't show any interest in women and as a result he grew further distant from...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 7, 2016
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