For anyone who was lucky enough to escape being born in January, you might wonder why so many of us who do have our birthday in the first month of the year complain about it so much.
There are so, so many reasons why having a January birthday is actually just shite.
1. Everyone's still hanging from Christmas
First of all, it's nearly impossible to plan a party to celebrate turning another year older and wiser, because nobody wants to drink.
Between friends and family attempting the 'dry-January' challenge, and people still trying to get rid of their fear from all the Christmas nights out, you'll be very lucky if anyone actually shows up to your birthday party.
2. It's feckin' freezing
The weather is always absolutely awful.
So even if you somehow manage to arrange a night out, the chances are that you'll be so wrapped up in layers of clothes that no one will see your gorgeous birthday dress that you spent weeks searching for.
3. Nothing fits us anymore
The layers are probably for the best though, because we're all still horrifically bloated after the Christmas feasting *cries internally*.
4. Everyone is well and truly broke
No one has any money left. All the money is gone.
You've spent the whole month of December buying rounds of shots and unnecessary Christmas presents, and you're most likely living off rice and beans for the foreseeable future.
So trying to convince people to spend their last remaining coppers on your birthday celebrations is going to be quite tough.
5. You'll be lucky if you even get one present
If you're born in January you'll also probably feel the brunt of people's stinginess through your gift, which will most likely be a 2 for 1 job combining Christmas and your birthday into one. Sound.
6. Everyone's back to their normal routine
And just to top it all off, you're most likely starting back in school/ college/ work, and realistically, you probably don't even have the time to be gallivanting around town celebrating yourself.
So you might as well just stay in, vegetate on front of the telly for the entire month and cry yourself to sleep.