There are several reasons why I like Halloween. First off, I like the fake scariness of it. As someone who is highly anxious, I am used to being scared for extended lengths of time. With Halloween, we know any scares we encounter, either from a haunted house actor or a scary movie or anything like that, are very temporary and completely false. Something about that is comforting to me. It actually makes me feel energized. Also, by willingly subjecting myself to spooky things, I am in total control of the fear, and that is empowering. Another reason I like Halloween is that it allows people, myself included, to be someone else for a little while. It allows people to express creativity.
We have just a few days left in the witching season, and I intend to enjoy every minute of it, starting with the minute I hit start on my Halloween playlist.
Consider it my trick or treat to you!