On his 37th birthday, Adam Levine chose to ditch the usual celebrations and instead, spent the day with his blinds drawn, eating cake in his room alone. He wrote on Instagram:
For my birthday yesterday I sat in bed all day with the shades drawn eating this cake completely alone. It might have been the best birthday I’ve ever had. I took time to reflect on so much and had a moment to genuinely appreciate the life that I have and the incredible people I have in it. I highly recommend taking at least one birthday in your life and keeping it to yourself. It fuckin RULED. And that cake was GOOD
So what did our dear Adam ponder all day? First, he probably gently graced his fingers along his many, many tattoos, musing on his love for Tibetan drawings and yoga. When he reached the beaded necklace permanently inscribed around his neck, we imagine he felt a brief pang of regret. Is this too douchey? he might’ve pondered. Shaking his head, he then — ostensibly — delicately swallowed a bite of cake, the sweetness of the chocolate reminding him of the sweet, sweet feelings that came with being declared “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2013. He felt loved, warmed by his own success and the love of his fans. He probably thought, If I knew everyone in the world, they would love me. Every single last fucking one of them.
He felt blessed to have blessed this Earth, blessed to have been a part of the mind-blowing video art known as the “Animals” music video.
Smiling, he finally mused, “You know what the greatest thing about what’s happened to me is? I don’t have to do my own laundry. I’d always think to myself, I can’t wait for the time when I don’t have to do laundry anymore.”