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Celebrate Oneself?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

So, when it comes to birthdays, how do you celebrate yourselves?

My issues with feeling unimportant and lonely really spike around my birthday. And my next one is a milestone one - 50. I don't know what to do to celebrate me.

I want to buy stuff, but I don't know what. Nothing I come up with seems like the answer,

I'd like to hear ideas about how to celebrate oneself.

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    What about a makeover? It doesn't have to be drastic, maybe a fresh cut, some highlights, a new outfit just to help you enter your 50s feeling fabulous and beautiful! emoticon
    1589 days ago
  • KMW987
    I know how you feel. When I was younger I always built my birthday up to be like this big thing, but then got completely let down because they were always horrible. Nowadays I don't really tell people that its coming up - that way, I can't get disappointed. I usually do a dinner out with a few close family members and hubby & I will do a date night. I'll splurge with a gourmet cupcake (no need to get an entire cake for just 2 of us!)

    Maybe you could treat yourself to a nice piece of jewelry or a new purse? Have a spa day, do something special for yourself. You deserve it! Whatever you decide to do, I hope you have a great day!
    1592 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/13/2015 8:02:53 PM
    When I turned 50 I did something by myself. I decided what I wanted to do, and spent that day just by myself. My birthday is over Memorial Day. The high school graduates on that weekend so I rarely even had a birthday. So on my birthday I do something just for me. Usually a hike or something I've been wanting to do and put *me* off for everyone else. Have fun! Think of something YOU want to do! Make the day YOUR day! Even if everyone else doesn't understand. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    1593 days ago
    I don't do usually anything big on birthdays. For 30 (my last milestone) I had a gathering at a restaurant with a bunch of friends, and while it was fun, it didn't suit me. I'm not a party, lotsa-friends kind of person.

    What I've been doing the last two years is to go to the gym and then have pizza and wine for dinner by myself. (My BF has been out of town on business the last two years.) I love being alone, I love the gym, and I love pizza and wine. This year, he will be in town and I'm doing the Whole30 diet, so my plan is to make steak for the two of us.

    I'm turning 38 this Friday, Jan 16. When is your birthday?
    1593 days ago
    Love the ideas by FVUSCMOM. They are really great.
    When I am feeling the loneliness, I try to do for others. She had some great celebratory ideas that include that element. Another thing might be to prepare/buy 50 of something for a homeless shelter/domestic violence shelter/animal shelter and give to them in celebration of you. I am sure they would love it!
    1594 days ago
    I celebrated my 45th by inviting ladies only to a tea party. I celebrated every year after 45 in some new and special way. I went to a "No Doubt" concert because I never had done something so self-indulgent. At 48, I took a group of lady friends to dinner and prepaid the bill, which they learned at the end of the meal when no check arrived at our table. For 49, I went away with a friend to a desert mountain resort home that she had wanted to show off, and I let her make an authentic Greek dinner to celebrate ME! I am turning 50 this year, too. I have no plans yet, but I am full of ideas...Rent a skating rink and have all of my loved ones skate to celebrate me. Rent a bunch of paddle boards and have a beach party in November? I have time to figure it out. I hope I have given you some good ideas. More importantly, I hope I have gotten you thinking about how you want to celebrate you!
    1594 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a nice week
    1594 days ago
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