Tomorrow’s my 26th birthday, but I honestly don’t feel very happy. I’ve had a hard year; I almost lost my father and my brother this year (to cancer and to attempted suicide, respectively), and I had to take on a lot of unexpected responsibilities. I didn’t plan anything special with friends, and I honestly just don’t feel like seeing anyone or talking to anyone. I just want to move on with life and find happier days.

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I also can’t help but think - when this pandemic started, I was 24. Where did the time go? I guess we’re all in the same boat with that one, but it honestly sucks.

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We’re all in the same storm, but we’re in different vessels. Yours has been leakier and much more difficult to keep afloat. Give yourself some grace and just take it easy tomorrow. Happy Birthday 💙

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Stay strong OP, sorry for your losses over the year. It’s okay to not want to see anyone, you’ve had to deal with an emotional roller coaster on steroids. Go out for a nice walk, enjoy a nice dinner with yourself, watch a movie, hit up the gym, do something that you would like - you don’t need to see anyone.

It is a tough one, but don’t be too harsh on your self.

Wishing you sunny days for the next year; happy birthday!

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Make it a special one with the most special person in your life: you! :) Just know these experiences have and will contribute towards you becoming a stronger, more resilient person. So there is always a silver lining.

Celebrate you, and just know it will all be okay and years from now you will look back and realize you are stronger because of these experiences.

Happy Birthday in advance! Hugs

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Stay strong 💪🏾 is ok to be low key tomorrow

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Thank you 💜

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I lost my brother to suicide this year, as well as a grandparent. I understand. I feel like I’m mourning the loss of my 20s/innocence too. I feel like COVID and my family loss took the fun years from me. It’s really hard. You are not alone! 

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This made me cry. And I’m a dude heh

Major hugs to you both.

Praying for you, OP. You got this!

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I understand, OP. You’ve had an extremely traumatic year. It probably doesn’t feel like there’s much to celebrate, and it’s hard facing a birthday when you’re going through something - the pressure to celebrate and do something memorable and festive can be a burden. It’s okay to have a quiet day, but I hope you do something low key to celebrate yourself, even if it’s just having a cupcake. Happy birthday ❤️

My condolences for your loss. Stay strong and know that there are happier days ahead. Happy Birthday! 🍀🎂

Stay strong OP! There’s nothing wrong with taking the day for yourself. Try to do something that makes you happy - even if it’s small. Happy early birthday ♥️

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