Birthdays.

My birthday is September 17, which at the time of writing this, is six days away, including today.

It’s a weird year to have a birthday in: I started this year in Japan, and I’ll end it in here in the states. I also started this year employed: now, I’m between work in a time where the American economy is in flux, where more than thirty million people are unemployed. It’s a strange time to celebrate my 28th birthday.

This year is also strange because I can’t afford to buy myself a gift: it’s just not doable.

All of this hasn’t been helped by the fact that I’ve just… not been in a place to think about my birthday. In a strange way, I dreaded it for part of the year, then became apathetic towards it. It’s only in the past two days that I’ve started to feel a little optomistic about turning 28.

Which brings me to why I’m making this brief post.

I’ve never done this, but I’m going to end this post with a link to my Amazon Birthday Wishlist. It’s some things that caught my eye and that I’d genuinely like and have decided would make me feel happy, which I do think is important.

I don’t expect anyone to get my the items on it, but I was encouraged by a friend to just put it out there and see what happens. I know that many of us are in a bind: these are very frivalous things. I’m just thankful I’m here to ask for me.

Six days out, and I still don’t know what my birthday will look like: I don’t know if I’ll have a cake or anything nice to eat, or even want those things. I hope that maybe, I’ll have the energy to draw: I’d like to play around with some of my new Procreate brushes. Certainly, I’ll take a break from any and all kind of work that day: I’m a strict “birthdays are holidays” kind of person. I might watch one of my favorite movies: I might spend the morning with my SwitchLite in bed, and the afternoon with a movie. I might take a nap.

(I probably will take a nap.)

What ever I do, I’ll… try to enjoy my birthday. Even in the midst of everything happening in the world and my life, I still am worth a break. At least, I certainly think so.


If you like what I’ve got to say, want to support my reviews, or just generally want to support my ongoing creative and professional endeavors, please consider buying me a nice cup of Ko-fi ordonating to me via PayPal.

Every dollar allows me to sustainably and healthily do the work I love, all while sharing it with you for free. Thank you in advance for your on-going readership and support: it means the world to me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s