But I would not be so fortunate, as today was the day. I am not trying to say I don’t have a lot of life to live or that I don’t have any good ‘firsts’ left in my life. It’s just that I feel like I have experienced the majority of my good firsts already and today was not a great one. My head hurts and I am still numb. It wasn’t so bad though and didn’t take long (less then an hour). I put in my airpods and pushed my brain to a different place. That being said, it was by no means pleasant or an experience I would like to repeat. I am super hungry but don’t dare eat for fear of chewing the right side of my mouth to shreds. Also, I think it would all dribble out of my mouth. My right lower side always needs more numbing so it takes forever to wear off. I am going to attempt water soon. Once I am not numb I am switching to water and wine as my liquid diet. Dental work man. I am grateful it’s available (I have more filling then tooth), but it is expensive and tiring.
I bought a caramel candy flavor taste testing sampler from Trader Joe’s yesterday. HAHAHAHA that was stupid. I can’t eat it until I get my crown permanently cemented and now it’s taunting me from the cabinet. Dang you caramels! hahaha
If you know me you know I love Halloween and it is probably my favorite holiday season. I always jokingly say “It’s a day based on candy and pretend so what’s not to love?” That is super true but I love it for a lot of reasons. It’s no secret I like to have a little magic and imagination in my life (thus my love of all things Harry Potter). I grew up in a house where is was not only okay to have some magic in your life but encouraged. I dressed up and played pretend and made up stories. Getting lost in a book was a great day when I got to visit another world. Halloween is all about having a little magic in your life (I am not so much into the super scary side but appreciate those who are). The movies, books, and characters I love all come to life in one way or another on Halloween. It’s so fun to see everyone so light and happy and excited just to have fun. There is no pressure of gifts or obligations like other holidays. It’s there simply for fun.
You really get to see people’s creativity shine as well. Costumes can be beautiful, horrifying, bloody, or punny and I LOVE them all. I enjoy people seeing people express their interests and sense of humor through their costume. It’s a great way to see a different side of people who you don’t know super well.
Even people who don’t like Halloween are great because they aren’t super vocal or a bummer about it; they just go on with their day like normal. No one says ‘don’t say Happy Halloween’ and you are encourage to politically incorrect.
It’s a day full of fun, magic, and healthy escapism. Simply put, I love Halloween. What is your favorite holiday?