Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Dont Like Celebrating My Birthday

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,075 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 3, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Even when I had a party at age 5,

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 5 Responses Jan 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    KTRose KTRose 16-17, F Oct 29, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The older I get the more it is just another day.

    No big deal, no fanfare, just a day in the life ;)
    daddymax47 daddymax47 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    FalseSeaDog FalseSeaDog 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    There's Nothing To Celebrate

    I remember my 10th birthday party my parents had hired the local swimming pool for an hour. I invited every kid in my class over 30 of them and only 8 turned up. The reason the others didn't come because it rained. It rained! Like they weren't going to get wet at the swimming...
    ArtPro ArtPro 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's never been of any import.

    I'd rather not acknowledge it and move on to tomorrow.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 27, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 26-30 Jan 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "Happy early birthday!

    Because I'm not going to be here when it's actually your birthday," my supervisor said. Oh crap...it is almost my birthday. "How are you gonna celebrate?" (I want to jump out of a plane...too expensive at the moment. But that's what I want to do. ) Probably just gonna get a...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 2 Responses Jun 12, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Riley2016 Riley2016 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    EatMyWaffleTaco EatMyWaffleTaco 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16-17 25 Responses Apr 30, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    EatMyWaffleTaco EatMyWaffleTaco 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It was sunday 12th of july.

    I turned 24. i usually dnt clelbrate but for family i did. was nice
    Keanu1991 Keanu1991 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Its five days after xmas

    and the day before nye no one is wants to do anything!
    prettyflamingo prettyflamingo 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 26-30 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses May 30, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 26-30 4 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I definitely am not a fan.

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 16-17, F Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

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

    everyone has a birthday so what makes mine in specific so special?
    AskingOfMiceAndPiercedBrides AskingOfMiceAndPiercedBrides 13-15, F Nov 3, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Too much attention...

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My birthday is in two days

    and all I think about is staying home overthinking
    wpsiatwiant wpsiatwiant 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    Drakir1690 Drakir1690 26-30, M Jan 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel