I always get a little down on my birthday because I have a ridiculous obsession with youth. I cried when I turned 18 and then pretty much every year after that. I’m making a solid attempt to be less shallow and dramatic about my impending death due to old age (hopefully), and instead of wallowing I decided to throw a big party this year. I had an amazing time and was successful in gathering a large number of friends together to celebrate our births. Since that was a smashing success I’m feeling a bit better about turning 24. For me, this is a big one.
I consider 24 to fall within the range of mid-20’s which comes with it’s own little set of expectations. As an individual in my mid-20’s, I should be less of an immature, lost, little fuck-up and more of the sort that gets things done (a grown-up). I feel like I’ve made strides toward adulthood this past year by moving out on my own, becoming more independent and applying to graduate school. I’m new at this grown-up thing so we’ll see how it all pans out but at this point I’m feeling optimistic.
I’ve decided to celebrate the day with this super fun new tune by Viceroy. I came across it this past weekend and played it out at my birthday party. It’s got one element that instantly elevates a song to new heights, a sax solo. The world has not heard enough of the sax. This song sounds like summer to me and that’s one thing I have to look forward to now that the end of February is almost here… Only one more month of winter!!!!! See? Optimism!