As the title suggests, yes, it is my birthday. That illustrious day where once a year we get to celebrate life. This year is different though. There is a pandemic happening (or at least I think there is. You can see my other post on my feelings about that), we’re in the midst of an election, protests are happening all over the world, Black Panther just died… its just been a stressful year in general.
With all that is going on, I am thankful to be alive! No party this year however. I will still buy myself a birthday cake and dinner, but this year will be done with immediate family. Yes, I’m blessed to get to celebrate another year while many others won’t.
I take birthdays seriously. I always see them as a joyous occasion for that specific reason. Look at this year and how many lives have been lost. 170,000+ people, gone. A mixture of them won’t get to celebrate anymore. That’s just from a virus. Chadwick Boseman just passed away at the ripe old age of 43? From colon cancer? Like, WTF!!! Its hearing and seeing things like that that makes you scared on one spectrum and grateful on another.
Getting older is crazy to think about sometimes. We remember vividly being in high school and just like that, you throw your back out while trying to twerk! I am the type of person where I think about old age occasionally. It scares the living daylights out of me, because we just don’t know. It sneaks up on all of us.
This started as a post about a birthday, but eventually led to pouring out my emotions as I age and how I feel about it. Life in general is scary, but we have to seize every moment. Don’t take things for granted. Live life to the fullest. Enjoy family and friends while they are here! None of us know how long we have, but its up to us to make the best of the time we have!
Be safe and have fun while you can….just not this year! For God sakes, wear your masks!!!
Happy Birthday to me!!!