It is late October, almost NOVEMBER. And yet… I’m just not feeling Halloween this year. Neither is Matt.
We LOVE Halloween. Every year we come up with an amazing couples costume and photograph ourselves somewhere appropriate. We have a pre-ordained list of Halloween movies (mostly non-scary) that we watch every year and Matt carves at least 3 pumpkins (usually on Halloween day). Sometimes there are even parties we go to.
This year we came up with our costume idea early, and even have 80% of them ready to go. Maybe it’s the unseasonably warm weather, or the fact that we don’t have a party to attend this year; but we’ve only watched TWO Halloween movies this month and just don’t have the desire to complete our costumes. And I feel guilty.
There’s not reason for me to feel guilty, but I do. I feel guilty that it feels like we aren’t celebrating our favorite holiday this year. But the last thing anyone needs is unnecessary stress, so it’s time for me to “write” this out of my system, find a solution and move on. But not to Christmas, it’s still too early for that nonsense.
Maybe the solution is to give in. Watch a few more movies on our list and enjoy the (finally) chilly weather a bit more with a hike in the woods. Scrap our costumes and save them for next year and just do what we can. Maybe this year, Halloween is a bit more mellow than usual. Make a new tradition for the years we aren’t feeling it.
Do you ever feel guilty for not celebrating a favorite holiday or occasion? What are your solutions?