How do I celebrate my birthday when I am all alone in my life?
I am 27, and have quit my job a few months ago to check my priorities in life.
Amid the frustrations that followed, I have lost all my friends. I am alone right now, and by that, I really mean there is no one who would care for my birthday.
My birthday is later next week. I wish to make it special but have no clue how.
It happened to me once.
I bought a large cake and other goodies and went to the park.
I laid them out and waved to passing strangers who were alone and said.
"It's my birthday, come and have a piece of cake."
It worked a treat.
Have a practice birthday to try it.
There is no shortage of lonely people.
Just watch Mr. Bean's birthday episode.
People laugh and enjoy Mr. Bean but I get motivated by him. He enjoyes his own company so much that it gives me a life lesson.
In the above episode he celebrates his birthday so nicely all alone that I started feeling jealous of him.
Hey, you're always welcome to hang out with us on Quora.
I'm sorry you needed to leave your job and lost your friends. You're right that sitting around on your birthday isn't a good idea. I suggest doing something new. Get out of the house. Try a different kind of food. Go to the movies. Plan a short road trip. Go listen to some music. Enjoy your own company. Don't re-enter your house until you've had a little adventure.
Good luck. We've all been there. It will get better.