It's not a Big Deal birthday but I'm still looking forward to it, perhaps more than I've looked forward to a birthday in a long time.
Maybe it's because the next coming years promise to be everything I hoped for; pausing to celebrate another year of life feels good. The stress of the decision has made me spazzy and a bit unhappy but when I do pause, I revel in the brightness of my future.
And celebrate I insist. Donations to my two favorite organizations are welcome. Now, instead of a gift, or any time really.
Also welcome is a big party with lots of good food and booze.
I'm just saying, celebrate the E in your life.