I admit I wanted a special anniversary for my 30th birthday. I also have to say that I’m not the partying type. I don’t usually go to pubs an clubs. I like the comfort of my home. I also don’t like big crowds and I usually believe that often celebrating a birthday means an obligation for those invited to buy you something. I also saw many cases of “contests” among guests – with “look, my gift is bigger”, or “he/she liked my present more”. I know also people that exercise at home different reactions – so that when they receive gifts that they don’t really like they won’t show their feelings. People that exercise similar reactions to any gifts – and then, at most, send SMSs or emails with “gosh, I loved you present, it was the best/most beautiful/useful etc.”.
I don’t like any of that. I don’t like obligations of any kind. I like to spend my special days with close friends and family members. So, I wasn’t planning a big party, and I knew Andrei, my husband, wouldn’t plan one either.
But definitely my 30th birthday was one to remember.
But not in a way you’d expect.
A week before my birthday Andrei left for South Africa – with his job. And yes, you’ve guessed, he was going to be in Johannesburg on my birthday too 🙂
So on November 17th I turned 30. A couple of friends visited me 2 and 1 day before the anniversary. I wanted to take my son and go to my mother’s on my birthday, but I managed to have some work to do, so I didn’t get there.
I celebrated my birthday at home, alone with Eric (my 4 and a half months old son) and Maxie, my dog. I received some calls – only from my friends who knew the exact date – for yes, I removed my birthday from my Facebook profile too. Of course, I talked to my mother and my husband. And, another nice surprise, my clients also congratulated me.
Well, my mother and those 2 friends who visited me made me some really nice surprises and so, yes, I received some gifts too. But my most precious gift is my family. I was very happy for it was my first birthday with my son – last year he was a several weeks old pregnancy :).
Today Andrei returned home. Nope, he didn’t had time to do any shopping during this travel for he really worked, night and day. But it went well – and that’s a good news. And actually, our biggest gift will be our home – I hope its building will start soon – right now we are buried in paperwork.
We’ll probably go somewhere on one of these evenings. We’ll also go out, the four of us, somewhere where there is fresh air and the dog will be able to run free (not on the leash).
I told you I wanted an anniversary to remember?
Well, I definitely can say I got one! I will never forget being home alone :))
But you know something? I’m not upset, I don’t regret a thing. This is how it was, I’m happy Andrei has the job he has and that I have my company, the really great clients and the really amazing and loving family! I only wish we will all be healthy and happy forever.