My birthday

When I was a young child, I anticipated my birthday celebrations. Since it was not a family tradition, I slowly extinguished that desire. I never knew which years would be celebrated and which years would be met with silence. It was easier not to anticipate than to be disappointed. Gradually, it became a win if nobody remembered it was my birthday on the actual day.

Privately, I am often happy to be alive to reach another milestone. I celebrate in my mind and private emotions.

Prompt:

As you have gotten older, do you still celebrate your birthday, or has it become just another day to you?

Truthful Tuesday Mar 16 2021 prompt was hosted by Frank the PCGUYIV.

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