Why Am I The Only One Eating The Cake?

Melissa Gould
HEART. SOUL. PEN.
Published in
4 min readDec 9, 2022

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A mint green frosted cake with rainbow sprinkles on a cake stand with ribbons underneath

Some friends and I celebrated my birthday recently. This included a light spread of some mixed nuts, brie and crackers, wine, champagne, cake… the usual party fare. Three friends abstained from the wine and champagne and opted for a mocktail of cherry juice instead — “It’s supposed to help with sleep!” one proclaimed. Two of the others passed up on even a tiny taste of birthday cake because they’ve “given up sugar.”…

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Melissa Gould
HEART. SOUL. PEN.

Author of Widowish, A Memoir, an @Amazon bestseller 🎉 Named a Best Grief Book of All Time🎉 A @goodreads Top Book of 2021 🎉 More at MelissaGouldAuthor.com