Birthday Lessons

(TW: suicidal ideation, depression, etc) I’ve been trying to figure out why I’m so intense about my birthday. As someone who isn’t always that attached to the concept of being alive (my delicate way of saying “as someone who often engages in suicidal ideation”), the amount of emphasis and energy I put into the one day (week, really 😇) of celebrating my life feels incongruous to how I actually feel about life in general.

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