Then I turned 58. I celebrate my birthday about every four years. I did 50, 54 and 58.
Do you celebrate your own birthday...? Birthdays have clearly changed in this social media era.
In my 20-30's they were an event! We had no money for big gifts- but the excitement was there, and cards were usually handmade. They were such a big deal... we visualized the entire day.
Now we rely on FB to remind us. My one friend who still mails cards is a novelty. Another friend mails me a gift- much to my embarrassment since I can't remember when I did the same. A third friend writes a long hand written note on the back of the envelope praising herself for remembering my birthday. The significant other.... well, he forgot.
Yep, I just turned 58 along with all my other mid-life friends who will soon enough.