Goodbye, June.


I had a little celebration with my high school friends today for my birthday and the birthdays of two other friends who both had similar/the same birthdays. Interestingly it's earlier this year - it's actually in June and not in July, though in exchange I feel like I'm testing the limits of how late you can be setting a date for a 'celebration' with uni friends. Doesn't it seem terribly narcissistic to want people to celebrate your birthday with you? I always thought it seemed so, but then someone said to me it was also a celebration and acknowledgement of the friends in your life, or something to that nature - I wonder if that's true?

In any case, I don't feel like my birthday has really come at all this year, to be honest. There have been some very kind gifts and celebrations as mentioned, but I still feel like I'm waiting for it to happen. It passed in the blink of an eye. I don't mind, really, I don't want to make a big deal - but the feeling is really, really odd.

Now that we're at the end of this month I find myself looking back through all the blogposts and photos from the past couple of weeks. Although there were some good times spent with both old and new friends who are both generous and kind, this month has been pretty lousy in general, and definitely not just for me. From rushing final assignments to exams to injuries of all sorts, neverending rain, missing out on exciting events and services coming and going, at least in between all of that has been the reassuring presence of friends who ensured the month was not a total loss! Yet at the same time, I wonder that so much time has passed already.

Well, June has always been something like that. Assignments and exams crammed in before you can settle onto your 'break', whatever that is! You would think I would be used to it by now.

Nothing to it. Onto the next month!