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13

Dec

2011

When several of my friends turned 30, it was as though they’d completely and utterly disappeared off the face of the earth.  Ignoring calls of those who wanted to help them celebrate they silently let their birthday slip by.  Needless to say, this was incredibly boring.

Who wants to hide away?  Not me.  When we’re getting older and have fewer reasons for a night out, if there’s a good excuse for a party, use it.

Of course, it’s not about the party – it’s about you.  Birthdays are a celebration of everything you are and everything you still want to be.  Ok, so they do also coincide with getting older, but before drowning yourself in a litre of gin at the thought, consider the convenient fact that you are only ever as old as you feel.

And if there’s one way to feel good, it’s being surrounded by your favourite people at your favourite place, doing all of your favourite things (yes, it’s all about you!).  In stark contrast, choosing to shut yourself away from the world and devouring your own body weight in chocolate will not make you feel good about yourself by any stretch of the tracksuit pant.

Why not let it all hang out, so to speak?  If you’re having a milestone birthday, make it memorable. Do something you’ve never done before.  Try something (or someone) new. Make the party last all weekend.  No one ever said that you have to act your age so forget the number, put on the glamour and strut your stuff like a star.

Feeling despondent about hitting thirty or forty might be an easy trap to fall into but don’t be fooled.  In another ten years from your milestone birthday will you want to remember it for the night you hid at home with the lights off, hoping no one would think you’re in?  I thought not.  For your next milestone birthday make it one to remember – get out there, live it up – party like the star you are.  You only turn that age once!

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