I don’t usually enjoy my birthdays that much. I have a frustrating habit of keeping my birthday a secret to avoid any kind of fuss.
No longer. It’s my birthday next week and I wish to be showered in love and ethically-mined diamonds. Come, my lovelies, and give unto me your biggest fuss.
Here are some things you can do today in honour of my birthday, the most glorious day of the year.
N.B. Please don’t actually buy me any diamonds. That would be much too much fuss.
Tell a friend you love them. – Even if you’ve never said it; even if they know. Spread some love today.
Write a poem. – It doesn’t have to be a good one, because all poetry is good if you mean it.
Listen to Ambling Alp by Yeasayer. – It’s my favourite song!
Write to an LGBTQ+ prisoner. – The Bent Bars project is a great way to show solidarity with some of the most vulnerable of us.
Do something just for you. – Anything you’ve been putting off that would feel good once it’s done? Do that for yourself today.
Eat your favourite food. – Food is delicious, and good, and good for you. Eat something you absolutely love without guilt today.
Donate to your local food bank. – It really, really helps people. Instant coffee, dairy and non-dairy UHT milk, and vegetarian tinned meals are always very welcomed.
Join my Patreon. – Give yourself the gift of fresh content, and give me the gift of monetary support.