Thoughts on Skipping Halloween and Why I Need a Year Off From the Holiday
October 5, 2022
In pervious posts, I talked about how things in my life isn’t going the way I want it to. Despite this, there is always something happy to look forward to and celebrate. No matter if it’s great news from my friends, finishing something that needs to be repaired in my house, or happy news about work, there is always something that pops up and makes me happy once again. I am always so happy and grateful for these things to happen to me. It makes me know I am being blessed during a crazy time in my life.4
Now that it is October, I feel conflicted about the holidays. October is a time for Halloween, but with everything going on right now, and will go on later on this month, I don’t feel excited about Halloween. Instead, I am excited for November. November is when my birthday is, as well a many of my friend’s birthdays, as well as Thanksgiving. Temperatures will be cooler and very pleasant. Things will calm down for me and my work. And best of all, my allergy triggers will not be so abundant. That means my allergies and health problems will improve!
After a lot of thought, I tried to figure out how to describe my feelings about Halloween as a whole. I finally came to the realization that I don’t have the time or energy to spend on Halloween. Instead, I would rather plan for November, December, and the year after. So, I decided to “skip” Halloween this year and focus on November, Thanksgiving, my birthday, my friend’s birthdays, and everything that is happening in December and 2023.
It’s hard for me to skip Halloween this year. This is the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic I can celebrate Halloween like I could in 2019. Even though this is the first time I can celebrate, I still feel concerned about distractions that will cause me to loose sight of all the things I need to do during the month. I still plan on being available to hand out candy (If any children show up at my house, which doesn’t happen) but when it comes to replacing my fall decorations with Halloween, I won’t be doing that this year. I also don’t plan on going too many places, if any, for Halloween. I don’t like haunted houses, so the decision to not go anywhere to celebrate Halloween isn’t as hard for me as it would be for others.
This decision was not easy, but it does give me peace of mind. It is one less thing I don’t need to worry about. I hope next year will be different. That way I can celebrate Halloween and actually enjoy it!