My Birthday Feels Different This Year

How I Am Feeling With Being (Almost) One Year Older

Grace Bianco
Black Bear
Published in
4 min readMay 22, 2024

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My husband and I celebrating my 23rd birthday together last year — Author’s photo

On June 8th, I will turn 24. With each passing birthday, I always wonder what lies ahead for me. I wonder what blessings and losses there will be. I wonder what lessons I will learn and how much I will grow.

This used to overwhelm me as a child, and I would cry on my birthday. As I grew…

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Grace Bianco
Black Bear

I am the author of “Party Pooper: Growing up with Anxiety.” I love oversharing my life. I talk about my faith, marriage, mental health, & everything in between.