Last year my birthday was rather pathetic. I was sitting in a room with a bunch of people, eating cake and having one of those conversations where you don't remember the actual subject, you just remember the awkward feeling. I didn't know what to say, I didn't want to say anything and I was incredibly glad when I was finally alone. I haven't talked to most of them in 11 months now, and I'm not sad about it anymore. Of course it's not the easiest thing to lose friends, but when you realise that you were only friends with them because you were used to it, it's quite easy to get over it. I'd rather pick my friends based on compatibility than the fact that I've known them for so long.
I'm in touch with the really important people nearly every day, and the ones I only talk to every once in a while might have lost a bit of their importance, but that doesn't change that I'll be there for them and they know it.
What I want to say is, I'm more than happy with the situation at the moment. It's one of the best feelings when a friend is more excited for your birthday than you are, just because they want to give you your gift and see you happy. A part of my family is on their way to visit me for my birthday, my hostkids are really excited to give me my cake and generally everyone has made such a big deal out of my birthday, even though I didn't ask for it. I didn't expect anything, but I got this, and it's so nice to know that I mean so much to them.
I'm so grateful that I'm able to have this experience, that I had the opportunity to sort of my life and my friends and be happy.