I Celebrated My Birthday for the First Time in 10 Years

Top left: the author holding up a sign that reads “It’s my birthday. Sing me a song.” Top right: The author in Madame Tussaud’s with Darth Vader and two stormtroopers. Bottom left: The author holding a Starbucks drink that reads “Birthday girl.” Bottom middle: The Blob peeking up, wearing a birthday hat and holding up a beige cake with 4 candles. Bottom left: Free cinema ticket to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
All images and illustration made by the author

Several years ago, I started conducting an experiment. I removed all references to my birthday on all Social Media platforms. On the day itself, I received a handful of few birthday wishes from my closest relatives and friends. Exactly as expected.

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Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Writing toward progress. Personal Growth, Relationships, Mental Health, Tooling, Google Sheets & (Failed) Ventures. Work with me: linktr.ee/graciakleijnen