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My birthday is coming up soon. This actually makes me feel pretty good. As I look back and think of some of the most amazing moments of my life, I can safely admit one thing – it’s been a quite interesting ride so far. I realise that every single moment had a significant influence on where I stand right now. Each of these moments and all the people that came to my life, taught me many valuable lessons and gave me the most incredible gifts ever. So my top 5 lessons and gifts are:
Some people love having their birthday only because of the gifts. Some other people don’t even like their birthday because they don’t want to get old. I don’t think I belong in those two ‘categories’. I belong in another special one; this category is for those who love, appreciate life and its unique gifts and they are not afraid to get old. Besides, age is just a number, isn’t it?
The UoB Linguist Magazine
Guild of Students,
University of Birmingham