Growing Older

Today marks the first Halloween where I haven’t dressed up, since I’ve been in Chicago. I’m a bit bummed by this fact.

I want to blame work for this. It’s an easy out, and way too easy a one at that. It’s not like I didn’t know Halloween was coming. It’s just that lately, I’ve felt so busy… I haven’t had time or energy to get something together.

I mean, hell – look at the blog. The past two weeks, I’ve barely been able to keep up with updates. And if I couldn’t find time for that, there wasn’t going to be time for a costme. I tend to get motivated about a week or so before Halloween kicks in… but this year, I just felt way too tired, way too strung out.

Blaming work is the easy way out. What I dislike is the fact that I didn’t make the time to get a costume together, to get dressed up and have fun on a holiday that’s all about dressing up and having fun. What really sticks with me this year is this choice, and the fact that the boring/lame side of me won out.

Doing silly crap like dressing up for Halloween is a good thing. And I’m convinced it’s stuff like this that keeps you young.

This year, I made the decision to get a little older. And in hindsight, that was a shitty decision to make.

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