2 hours ago
Birthday depression 😩 is a very real issue with which many struggle. the feeling “lingers” a few weeks before and “hardens” on the actual day, continuing into the evening, regardless of how you choose to spend the day. the following morning, you wake up and the horror is gone! life feels normal again😃, even a bit dulled and numb in a comfortable, comforting way.
many people can identify with these feelings on some level. the fact that we have no control over “aging” is the source of “birthday anxiety” in the first place. another reason could be that birthdays are often a time when some people compare where they are in their lives with where others are “rather than” compare where they are with where they want to be.
this is your chance to examine your “expectations,” not your status (married or not, with kids or not). your “expectations” are the real culprit here. your “expectations” aren’t even your own. you’ve adopted them from family and society. try not to “be influenced” by others around you because 👉🏼 everyone around you is trying to teach you something that’s not working in their lives.
it’s time ⏰ to get rid of all the “should and shouldn’t have” done this or done that by this or that age. to all those naysayers, s***w you all. excuse my french. was that too vulgar? well, read between the fingers 🖐🏼