To all my Facebook friends with a birthday in August (17 by my count!), I wish you a wonderful day of sweet and simple pleasure.
לכל חבריי בפייסבוק עם יום הולדת באוגוסט, אני מאחלת לכם יום נפלא של הנאה מתוקה ופשוטה. א
In my youth, my August birthday was a blessing and a curse.
I enjoyed the fact that I was always on holiday from school on this special day. I was free to spend the day enjoying myself, even if there weren’t many special things to do.
But that also meant that everyone else was on holiday and not around to celebrate with me. I was often away, too, on that day.
And, with a birthday at the end of August, I was always the youngest in the class – a fact that held great significance when we were young and was not advantageous.
Now, it’s all good. Summer, freedom, almost always sunshine. And the fact that I’m the youngest of all my old school friends doesn’t bother me one bit!
From this year, I’ll be sharing August with my baby: Social Anxiety Revealed, published on August 22, just three days before my birthday.
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Hope both you and your book have a great birthday! My friend group at school all had August birthdays, so I was almost a year older than them. Pretty cool at the time!
Thank you, Nick 🙂
Happy Birthday Book – and Happy Birthday when it comes Miriam. I understand. My birthday also comes on (a) a special day of the year and (b) it is at a time when many people are away. I just don’t even bother to try and “celebrate”!
Thank you, Cat! As a child it was frustrating. Now it doesn’t bother me at all. And judging by the number of people coming to my launch party, it won’t bother my book either 🙂