October 30, 2015
I was all excited because I didn’t have anything planned for this weekend. And then I realized: it’s Halloween. I should probably do something for that. And isn’t it sad, that I used to get so excited for Halloween, planning my costume weeks in advance, counting down the days… But as a friend and I were talking about, Halloween used to be the only day in the year when we dressed up in crazy costumes. Now, I dress up for conventions, for SCA events, for Renaissance fairs, and for the random theme parties that I or my friends have throughout the year (Like the Mystery Men inspired superhero tryout party last year where I threw on some plaid and went as the Scotch Guard? Good times!). The thought of Halloween this year is just making me tired. But then, I kind of felt that way about MileHi Con last week, too — I mean, I love that convention, but it snuck up on me and I didn’t plan well and I got really tired.
My friends tell me these are all signs of burnout. This is a distinct possibility, I’ve realized. So I’m going to try to take it easy the next couple of months, enjoy the holiday season, make a bunch of crafty things, and relax.
In the meantime, I did find a last minute Halloween party to go to and my costume wardrobe is such that I will never have to worry about putting together a costume again. Seriously, I have everything already in stock to make a pretty good Delirium of the Endless outfit. Also: fairy wings. As long as I have fairy wings, I’ll always have a Halloween costume.
Putting on a suit and gloves and Psi Corps pin might be a little obscure for most people, but I could do that too…
Happy Halloween, y’all!