*If you’re confused by the title because you know me as Happy Panda – Hi, my name is Moksha! 🙂
I’ve written and discarded so many posts about this because some were rants (about the unfortunate current state of affairs) and some were very random. I’m not sure how I feel about my birthday anymore (maybe that is a part of adulting). Last year this time I was packing for my birthday solo trip to Spain (something Google Photos reminds of everyday). This year, I keep thinking in my head what can I do to make it special but I’m totally out of ideas. I had decided to buy myself a few things but since I’m just going to be home – they all seem pointless. I had this full idea in my head that I’d be somewhere in Europe again for my birthday this year – just sipping wine and chilling. Coming back to reality…. I’ll definitely do a what I did for my birthday post later but as of now – I need some major cheering up! So looking to my blogging fam for some ideas or just some positivity. 🙂
Reminiscing on my favourite few birthdays (all were pretty great but still picking favourites) –
- Last Year – I gifted myself skydiving in Seville on my birthday! The best trip of my life – I spent two weeks just wandering around Spain, drinking and chilling. Somehow last year I wanted to be away from all the drama (like I am doing right now) of my birthday and just be on my own. It was a lot of fun – I wandered the streets of Spain, met a bunch of amazing people and ate a lot of amazing food. ❤
- 2017 Birthday – I had newly moved cities for my job. Add to that a major heart break and it wasn’t looking like a very promising birthday. But my closest friends flew down from across the country to make sure I wasn’t alone on my birthday and made sure I had a blast of a birthday. It was a super special birthday with 12-13 of my closest friends in my newly setup apartment. The memory of that birthday fills me up with so much happiness.
- 25th Birthday – So 25 is the legal drinking age in Delhi. My really good friend then bought me my last illegal drink, the day before my birthday and later on the day of my birthday surprised me with my first legal drink (shots of Jim Beam) making my birthday so so fun! (Kids, illegal drinking is wrong!)
- My Childhood Birthdays – My parents used to put in a lot of effort to plan my birthdays even if it was on a tight budget. They’d plan a theme, buy me a gorgeous birthday outfit and make sure I looked like a tiny cutie-pie. They’d always invite a lot of people and had a lot of games planned making the parties insane fun. The more people also meant more birthday gifts, which slowly became my favourite part of my birthdays! (:P)
Here’s hoping this birthday isn’t as bad as I am dreading it is going to be! How was your 2020 birthday? Did it live up to your expectations or was it a washout?