If you don't have anyone to hang with... then go do something for yourself! Go get a massage, facial, mani and pedicure! Go rent some movies and get your favorite food and enjoy some time to yourself at home watching your fav. movies!! <br />
Go shopping and buy yourself that one thing you have been wanting for a while but have denied yourself of.....<br />
take a hot bubble bath with candles and music... read a book and just relax<br />
Happy Birthday whenever it is!!!!!!<br />
GO SHOPPING!!! Schedule a massage, get pampered at a spa. Be bad and treat yourself to a decadent lunch! Bake yourself a cake from scratch. Shop some more! Get a bottle of bubbly and a piece of cake, watch the sunset, and be glad there's nobody ******* you off on your birthday!<br />
Then come on EP and we'll be waiting for you ;-)<br />
I spent my 21 birthday alone... my husband was in S.Korea and none of my friends lived close enough.. I got dinner from my favorite resteraunt, and watched my favorite movies... and then luckely got to talk to my husband on msn video messanger. That made my night haha. I actually might spend my 22 birthday alone as well... haha my husband might be in the field, again.... oh well though we can celebrate my brithday on a different day!
I had my very first "alone" birthday in my life this year. Needless to say I wasn't prepared for it. What did I do? I wound up getting drunk, depressed, suicidal, and almost driving my car through my ex-husband's front door. Needless to say, it was horrible.<br />
Next year I'm going to be ready though. Whatever I want to do that day I'm going to do. And I just might be doing it somewhere tropical! <br />
Happy Birthday, sweetie - whatever you do - don't be sad. Try to enjoy the day.
Change the paradigm...Celebrate your birthday on a different day so you can be with friends and loved ones...<br />
As Midlife suggested do something so grand that you will be able to retell for the rest of your life....
Why in the world would there be a reason to be sad about spending a day that is all about *you* alone? If you can't stand the thought of being alone to celebrate your life, your memories and your individuality, why should anyone else want to be around you? I guess some people feel they need the distraction. I did, at one time. Then I realized that I didn't want distractions. <br />
Learn the difference between "aloneness" and "loneliness" and decide that you can actually enjoy one of them quite well. And there's no better time - or company - than on your birthday.
because it's terribly depressing to reflect on another year of your life and all the noticeable absences (deceased friends, deployed spouse, etc). I make friends easily, because I generally give much more than i get (eg I help make their birthdays special, babysit, odd chores and favors), then they forget my birthday (even when I drop hints and gentle reminders for a couple weeks leading up to the date). I don't mind being alone most of the time (sometimes I enjoy it), but it's quite lonely to feel unloved / forgotten by your friends and family. about half the time I end up throwing myself a nice little dinner party but then feeling resentful about the cost / effort, and the other half of the time I mope that nobody remembered me at all.
Higher a giggalo for the night , get in lots of wine and forget everything.
I spend my time alone with people.
since the age 4 my bday has not been celebrated.. today is my birthday..and i always just treat it like another day...ppl want me to be happy for my bday why be happy whenits one more year closer to dying.. my suggestion to you is to keep your head up..whether its your birthday or not..unless you only have 2 years left.. like me.. just be happy everyone who isnt there for you will be getting back for what they owe you. :) Happy Birthday.
just watching tv or movie or scandal.... lol....
I'm with the Emperor on this one. There is nothing quite like it. Relish it, enjoy it! Don't get stupid drunk or melancholy, just have a great day and treat yourself to all the things that you enjoy.<br />
go get druuuuuuuuuuuunkkk!
actually i spend every birthday alone@@the feeling is just like an ordinary day:->at least it doesnt remind me im getting older a year in such days
I feel your pain, today's my birthday and I spent it at school. ALL day. I suggest an mp3 pla<x>yer, some soda/snacks, and a nice comfy bed.
You don't have to spend it alone.Surely you have a friend or family member you can spend it with.If not,take yourself to dinner and maybe a movie.