Growing up Halloween was my favorite holiday. When I was young, I’d decorate my mom’s house and yard, get dressed up, go to haunted houses, and just generally enjoy the season. As a college student I’d go out with friends while wearing risque costumes and party the night away.
As I’ve gotten older, though, Halloween has waned in my holiday popularity. I love to dress up my son and see the photos on Facebook of my friends’ and family’s kids, but overall I don’t enjoy it like I once did. I think a big reason for that is I no longer feel like I need to hide or change, which is really what Halloween is all about. I’ve also realized that if I want to be someone different, I can do that now, I don’t need to wait for Halloween.
Now my favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Celebrating being grateful and seeing family and friends is a much better place to be.