On a solitary birthday

I turned 23 today and feel like shit. No money, no plans, no family or friends around to celebrate. What would you do to make this day worth it?

No need to feel like shit. It’s good to have a birthday like that every once in a while. Savor it. Reflect. Get contemplative.

You’ve spent the last decade growing out of childhood and becoming an adult. How do you want to grow over the next decade? Who do you want to be at 33? Sincerely try and come up with an answer. Put some deep thought into it, and then sit down and write a birthday letter to yourself.

Trust me, in a few years, you’ll come to appreciate how you memorialized your 23rd birthday a helluva lot more than the ones where you just blew out a few candles.


One thought on “On a solitary birthday

  1. Lxzie says:

    I woke up today with a craving to read dear coquette, and when I hit the random advice button this came up. It will soon be a full decade since this was posted, and LW will actually be 33. I know it’s wishful thinking, but I hope this person comes back to this post with an update on how the past decade went, and I hope they achieved what they wanted in their birthday letter.

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