I have never given much thought to my birthday. It's a day that I happened to be born on, but it's really no big deal. Some people take the day off and celebrate the day of their birth. Not me. When I was in high school, it seems that I always got sick around my birthday - stomach flu mainly. Oh joy. In college, I had mid-terms every year on my birthday. Not too much to celebrate there. That set the foundation for how I marked the day of my birth.... just another day.