Yesterday I wrote this after it became clear that there weren’t going to be enough people at my birthday to justify a hall and a party.
You can tell it knocked me. I was really upset in fact.
I’ve never had a party. I was opening myself up and making myself vulnerable to even think of it. And that was a risk I probably shouldn’t have taken given I don’t really have any geographic friends. There are 4 or 5 people that live locally that are coming, the rest live in the rest of the UK and beyond.
It’s expensive to get to me.
Then, last night on Twitter, I was talk to some of my lovely virtual friends. And they reminded me of how far I’ve come in the last year. That my response to what was happening was the old way of thinking.
They reminded me that there are people that are coming and we can have great fun in a more connected way than I would if there were lots of people.
They reminded me that the new Dawn focuses on what she has and appreciates that, instead of dwelling on what could have been and what she doesn’t have.
And it reminded me that my friends network is virtual.
That I don’t need to be in a big hall with lots of people to connect with them.
So I have a big house and we have a lodge that sleeps 10 people that is on a Hoseasons resort with a lovely large restaurant and bar, pool etc.
Those of us that are here will have a great time. As will those of us that aren’t because all those lovely people on Twitter and those lovely people on Facebook will all be at the party.
My 40th birthday party will be fun for all of us, virtual or physical.
So get the date in your diaries. 13th October, from 2pm, the party is happening.