“Perhaps all events are of equal value and none can be said to be more important than any other” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Chelsea Smith by © April Cormier

Image by © April Cormier

An Interview with Chelsea

Q. What is your best memory/moment from one of your past birthdays?

A. Going to Vegas for my 21st birthday with my sister and my two girlfriends and getting to party in Calvin Harris’ VIP DJ booth while he performed!

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. Discovering that the Fourth of July fireworks weren’t actually for my birthday 😉

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that most surprised you?

A. When I got my dog, Kyton, for my 18th birthday! I had always wanted a dog and my wish finally came true.

Q. Is there one food or dish that you insist on eating during your birthday celebration?

A. Not really, just birthday cake of course!

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. Bringing all of your family and friends together to celebrate :)

Q. Do you/your family/culture have any traditions/rituals/ceremonies that are performed to celebrate birthdays? What is it?

A. We always have a get together for everyone in my family’s birthday and have cake and ice cream and open gifts!