Today, December 17th, is my birthday. For many people a birthday is something special and something celebratory. For me most of the time it feels like just another day of life. Yeah, I get well wishes and congratulations, but honestly if I didn’t mention my birthday was coming up to anyone no one would be the wiser.

That’s something I’ve come to terms with over the years. Having a December birthday can be weird because everyone’s scrambling for gifts for their loved ones for Christmas and frankly I understand that that’s what is and should be more important to people. A lot of the time too gifts for a December birthday and Christmas are rolled into one and you learn that that’s just what it is.

The point that I’m trying to make is, I’ve learned that the day of my birth isn’t all that special, but I can use it as a way to gather what I’ve accomplished in that year of life and what I want to do in the future.

So this year in my life I want to try and accomplish goals I’ve wanted to achieve for years. Like writing everyday and exercising when I can. But I also want to make it a point to be happier. To do as many things as I can that make me happy. To ask when I want something. To not feel so guilty about wanting things for myself.

I also want to tell my future self that no matter what happens this year to be more mindful and chill out a bit before making any decisions. To take life a little more calmly. But at the same time to not hold back and take chances.

There is no reason that the 20th year of my life can’t be one of the best years of my life. I just got to have faith and do what feels right.

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.

-Till next time!

42 thoughts on “My 20th Birthday

  1. My brother had a January birthday (where as mine is in June) and I was always so jealous that he got rolled up Christmas presents because it always felt like he got more (which he did, because duh, two at once). It’s only now that we’re adults that he was telling me he was always jealous of me because I got presents every six months. So I guess the old saying is true: The grass is always greener on the other side.
    I hope you had a lovely birthday anyway Tiana – wishing you much happiness for your 20th year πŸ™‚

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  2. Happy Birthday, Tiana! Be kind to yourself today and always. Your life is just beginning to unfold and the future is yours. I always tell my kids, there are no wrong moves right now, just learning. So enjoy the ride! Cheers to you!

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  3. I know its a little late, so I’m just going to wish you a Happy Belated Birthday. But I do understand where you’re coming from because my birthday is in January (January 14th), so I feel like its still pretty close to Christmas though I know it’s nowhere near as close as yours.

    I find that even though it is just another day, I still find myself feeling excited when my birthday comes around. I think part of it is just knowing I’ve made it through another year and wondering what the next year will have in store for me, but not really sure. I just find myself excited about it and have learned to embrace it.

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    1. Yeah, the birthdays around Christmas are kinda tough, but It does kinda feel exciting anyway. Even if it’s just for the sake that it’s another year of living. I’m working on thinking more positively in the future.


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