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My birthday is this coming Sunday and I’ll be sure write about it when it happens. I am someone who thinks that birthdays should be CELEBRATED. There should be cards and there should be singing and there should be the random phone calls (People still use the phone)(Really) to wish you a Happy Birthday. I am a “words of affirmation” girl, so those phone calls and hugs and a plethora of FB wall posts really do make my day. It’s not that I don’t like gifts — who doesn’t like gifts — but I am happier about the sentiment and the fact that I have a day. MY day.

My day falls in January, which is one of the lamest months of the year. Christmas is over and there’s nothing to look forward to until spring, which may not happen until May. MAY. Welcome to Canada. There are plans for a girls’ night to celebrate my birthday, and plans for a quiet dinner with Matthew, and a few other birthday-related events within the week. There will be much celebrating, because that is what I believe that birthdays are about.

The thing is, last January was when I’d reached my lowest point ever and it happened right after my birthday.

I know that all that is planned is going to involve a lot of friends and a lot of laughter and I will feel completely spoiled. I also know that history repeats itself and while I hope it doesn’t, I feel like there’s a pallor over this week. I am an eternal optimist, glass-half-full, it’s going to be OKAY kind of person. Not all of those pistons seem to be firing right now.

Here’s hoping that I am proven completely wrong. Stranger things have happened.


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  1. Melissa January 15, 2013 12:59 am edit

    You will get through it – happy early birthday! Enjoy your week!

  2. angella January 16, 2013 11:53 am edit

    Thank you!

  3. Hannah January 15, 2013 1:01 am edit

    I think you need to come and have your birthday in NZ one year. One of the nicest months weather-wise and I could throw you a huge party! x

  4. angella January 16, 2013 11:53 am edit

    I think that’s a BRILLIANT idea. :)

  5. Elaine January 15, 2013 3:37 pm edit

    I think it will be better than expected. Crossing my fingers for you! xo

  6. angella January 16, 2013 11:54 am edit

    Thanks, you! xo

  7. Kristen January 15, 2013 4:30 pm edit

    My birthday is a few days later (Thursday!), and oh, I wish I were nearby so we could have a proper celebration!

    Wait, no. I wish you were nearby. I’m so seriously not down with the snow. (It’s, like, up in the 80s here today. I’m sweating. Srsly.)

    xoxo and happy early birthday!

  8. angella January 16, 2013 11:55 am edit

    Happy early birthday to you, too!

    And I SO wish you were closer, too. I’m open to moving someplace warmer… xo

  9. D January 15, 2013 10:53 pm edit

    No doom!
    It’s your birthday! (almost) and I hope you have a happy one. My birthday is next month and I feel the same about it. Winter is HARD and I try to embrace as much celebration as possible in February. Valentines, my birthday and a few family member’s birthdays as well so we all try and celebrate together.
    I hope you have a great time at your party. Enjoy your day!

  10. angella January 16, 2013 11:55 am edit

    Thanks, D! I’ll be cheering you on, too. :)

  11. Jen Wilson January 16, 2013 11:30 am edit

    I really hope there isn’t the doom and gloom after your birthday this year, but I TOTALLY get it. I hope your birthday is fantastic!!

  12. angella January 16, 2013 11:56 am edit

    Thanks, Jen! I’m having some of your (and my) favorite ladies over. I wish you lived closer!

  13. Hillary January 24, 2013 7:29 pm edit

    Oh lady, January is hard. I hope that you are having an EXCELLENT week and getting lots of love and (maybe? hopefully?) sunshine :)

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