It changes for me. The depressing birthdays are when some of my family members forget and I don't really do anything that I planned to do. The good birthdays are when things worked out almost how I wanted. The best birthdays are the ones when I expected nothing but got a day packed with good things.
I only enjoy it when I'm online now because I'm showered with gifts and love from my friends.
But offline, it's just... I've had a really horrible B-Day last year (Won't go into detail. >.<') so I'm actually not looking for it offline, Online I'm for it, offline.. I don't know, now I'm just worried something bad might happen again. Yeesh, isn't that sad? Even 'I' know it is.
I do enjoy hearing someone wish me happy birthday, but I get rather anxious having my relatives, such as my grandparents and aunt, come visit me? I have always tried to hide in my room from all the attention.. When I was younger, I hated blowing out the candles on the cake in front of everyone. One year, my cousin did that for me, since I could not make myself do it. ._. Which made me realize, now that I thought about it, that I have pretty much always suffered from social anxiety? Ah well ^^' working on that still... I do not mind inviting my close friends over though, if I do not have all of them here at the same time. I would love to just sit around and talk, while possibly eating cake or so ^^ And of course I do enjoy getting presents, but I do not really ask for anything anymore, unless I really need or want something? I prefer cards, or just simply someone wishing me happy birthday ouo
Argh, yes. Either they ask you awkward questions on how your day was, or they sing happy birthday through the phone while you're just there. Listening. Don't even get me started when people are just huddled around you, singing happy birthday and you have no idea where to look, or when you get gifts, and you like them, but you feel like you're not smiling or being happy enough, and you try to smile so they don't think that you don't like them or something. Argh. Social situations. Something I'm not good at, and never will be.
It has changed quite a lot. As a kid it was mostly birthday parties which I can't barely remember, one birthday party only 2 people were invited, then another one only the girls of the class could come, another one was the devmeet, and then only you and Merleee.