It’s more a celebration of your existence / birth than anything.
Tho I admit when I hit 26 my only thought was “goodbye, my parents insurance, it was nice being able to afford my medication while it lasted”. So yeah I’ve been dreading turning 26 for a few years now. That’s why I wanted to start posting my comic as soon as possible (which was in September, when it still wasn’t quite ready yet, and my birthday was in August).
I figure maybe if it got somewhat popular then I could maybe afford my own insurance, or at the very least if I just had one legit real fan who supported me then maybe - just maybe - it would give me the motivation to carry on and not give up on life like I had previously expected when I was much younger...
Yeah tbh I never expected to live this long. I always kinda figured my life would sort of just stop once I became a “Christmas Cake” (25), like oh I’m past my prime, no boyfriend, loads of medical issues, and omg I need to hurry up and have a kid so I can get some well off guy to support me. Yeah at 23 I was having an existential crisis with the revelation being I never actually wanted kids and that, tbh, I’d be content without a husband and that what I really want is just someone to help support me financially and emotionally.
Of course then I ran into the issue of: “Wait, I’ll never find a man who doesn’t want kids - even if I do a lot of them tend to be jerks”. I’ve just been dreading turning 26 ever sense. Like oh boy another year closer to when the government is going to force me to provide for myself without giving my parents the option of continuing to support me. And the terrible irony of it all is I can’t even afford to see anyone who could make it official that I can’t support myself and need my parents insurance.
sigh Yeah getting old sucks. 26 really shouldn’t be considered old but man, I sure feel old. Oh also I do enjoy cake, tho I prefer big cookie cakes from my favorite cookie store. Tho I also have 6 cavities so every bite is pain but YOLO, right? Lol