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Okay, so today is my birthday. I don't have it on my dreamwidth profile - or anything to do with kisahawklin - for a number of reasons, but mostly because I am not super-enamoured of my birthday.

[Sorry, started yesterday; then I fucked off to play SimCity.]

So anyway, yesterday was my birthday. I have talked about this a little before, but basically I don't do much on my birthday (if anything) because I just don't. A lot of adoptees get in a funk around their birthdays. I can't honestly tell if I did as a kid, but the older I get, the more likely it is I get down around my birthday. And the more acknowledgements I get, the bigger the funk. This year, it feels like every loyalty program I use decided to send me birthday coupons and whatnot, and that started the 1st of the month. That was bad enough, but apparently I let it slip to someone in the office, and they planned a little party for me. Someone went around telling EVERYBODY in my office, too, so I got emails from the VP of research! Jesus, fine, I get along with the guy but we never have reason to speak! It was so uncomfortable.

So anyway, I was down about my birthday and I woke up that morning dreading the party I knew they were planning and just generally hating everything (when I get in a funk, writing sucks, and that's about the only thing that keeps me sane when I'm at work during the week). And then, there was a birthday email in my inbox from Misha Collins.

I'm sure it was just an email he wrote that gets sent out to all gishwhes mailing list people, but it was just... I cannot explain how much that made things better. It wasn't anything that spectacular, either, just a goofy Misha way of saying, "You're important, I wish good things for you." I fucking love him and everything he does and the way he looks at the world. So I was able to get up and face the day. When I got in to work, I decided that I needed to say "thank you" even if it wasn't Misha actually penning the email, the combination of his name and those words really made a difference to me at a really key time. So I wrote a thank you email back to him (or his staff), and that helped, too.

And now I have the day off (save an ortho appointment) and I plan to write like the wind (the email helped with that, too - worked through blocks in two stories on the trip home) and go see Jurassic Park tonight. :)

ETA: And now I am home from the ortho appt and just realized I didn't post this, so here goes. Off to dinner and Jurassic Park. :D

ETA2: Thank you, thank you for your wellwishes and life updates on the last post. I have about four dreamwidth posts I need to reply to comments on, but see above funk. I'm going to try to get to them tomorrow, hopefully around writing. <333
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