Is it weird to throw a birthday party for yourself?
That was a topic of discussion during a conversation with my sister.
She made a critical comment about someone throwing their own fete, and I found myself growing defensive.
You see, I am single, and I do not have a significant other to plan the ins and outs of a party in my honor. I am left to come up with my own festivities if I long to celebrate my life with some fanfare.
I don't know if it's a dynamic my sister has ever considered.
And as we both sat there thinking about each other's life circumstances, I began to grow envious. My birthday is a few weeks away, and I wish I had a spouse or partner with whom I could celebrate the moment.
I know the party and the presents and the spotlight would be nice... but really, I'd just appreciate having someone who would share my appreciation for the gift I've been given.
It would be nice to know there was someone just as grateful I was embarking on another year of life.
Sometimes it's so hard... but I need to remind myself that patience is rewarded with the greatest gifts.
And THAT will be reason to party.
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