Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HELLO OCTOBER!

IT. IS. FINALLY. OCTOBER!

October is the best month of the year. It's the official debut of autumn, of falling leaves and chilly nights. It contains pumpkins and Halloween! It's the perfect season for spooky stories and cuddling up with a cup of tea and a book. It's not too hot, it's not too cold. It's just gloriously perfect.

October is 31 days of Addams Family movies, candy and ghost stories.

Last year I asked everyone to make Halloween resolutions. This year, I think we should do the same! October is like my New Years and resolutions for Halloween are much more fun than the ones you make for January 1st. Lose weight? Pfft, eat more candy! Halloween resolution! As I said last year...

There's no disappointment or judgment here. I feel as if Halloween resolutions are when you resolve to do things you love more, to overindulge in things you can't get enough of. Don't resolve to lose weight, endeavor to eat as much Halloween candy as you can get your hands on. Don't resolve to clean and organize your house, make it a priority to decorate it in the most epic ways possible. Reach out to old friends with warm Halloween greetings. Sit down and write actual letters to people. Find new friends to terrorize share your love of Halloween with. Watch all the Halloween movies you can. Sing songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas at the top of your lungs. Succumb to the darkness. Harness the demon steed that is your creativity and dive into drawing and painting and writing.

Maybe take your resolution cues from some of the sacred pantheon of Halloween. Should you resolve to be more like the noble Jack O'Lantern or the charming ghosts and ghouls? Perhaps take a leaf from the books of such go-getters as the vampires and werewolves? Dabble in villainy?

I think a Halloween resolution is anything you want it to be as long as you resolve to have fun and Monster Mash like no one's watching.
So make a Halloween resolution in the comments! I want to hear what you are going to do his beautiful October! 

My resolutions? Read more HP Lovecraft, carve a pumpkin and BASK in the joy that is October.
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