I spent my birthday with strangers this year and it was one of the most exciting days of my life.
Not because anyone knew it was my birthday (or because anyone even knew me). Not because I moved into the triangle shaped upstairs of a house chock full of Harry Potter holes (small doors that monsters and bad guys could easily crawl out of - terrifying!). Not because I ate a delicious, gluten-filled brownie my roommate made because she likes to bake. Not because my other roommate had a long haired chiguagua with whom I knew I would become best friends. Not because I watched my first full Game of Thrones (which I hate) episode in an attempt to make human friends.
Not even because of all those reasons.
Rather, it was one of the more momentous days of my life because I moved to Creede, Colorado to take a new job with a repertory theatre.