Forget about New Year’s resolutions! Your year starts after your birthday

Updated: Oct 25, 2019

I fucking love Birthdays! What's not to like about it? Except for the fact that we get older :(

I must be the only adult I know that jumps up and down on the sight of a birthday balloon - just can’t help myself. Sometimes, I have to play the whole thing down a little so I don’t look like a freak. But hey I love a good party!

For me is a day to celebrate and reflect on my life, and also to look back and see how far I have come. And since my personal year starts then, I have a rule - forget about new year’s resolution. Start fresh, make life adjustments and try harder (or die trying).

It feels like a silly thing to write about but I take ‘my birthday seriously’. And wonder how many of you do too.

In fact, not so long ago, I had a hard time facing some personal truths 'on my special day'. Definitely not the party I had in mind. It was more like a sorrow that wouldn't go. Turning 40 hit me hard.

Since my 40th meltdown I have come a long way - I understood that society is a 'bitch', and if you want to win in life, don’t compete. What I mean by that is, don’t indulge in pointless comparisons, why her/his life turned out better than mine...There isn’t such a thing as better than mine or yours. There is difference though, and different is good. Appreciate where you are, be thankful for what you have, and keep on moving.

“A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” – Amit Kalantri

Scrap the cake, presents, candles and celebrations, think of your many moments up until that point - what did you do to improve yourself? have you contributed positively to the lives of others? have you learned anything? Did you age well? Think of it as an opportunity to acknowledge the person you have become in those years. And more importantly the kind of person you want to be. After all when the party ends, it's time to shake it off and begin again. It's a new beginning, and another year full of promises.

The harsh truth is - not everyone will get rich, famous and lucky in love. Create your own world -

A world where you are the star ★

Where you LOVE yourself ♥

Where you have everything you need

My year starts now. Happy Birthday to me!

Photo by Nikhita Singhal

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