Last week I posted how I wasn’t excited about October this year as this was my last normal month last year before my life got turned upside down. Even though November marks a year since my diagnosis, there’s definitely PTSD going on and I had a hard start to my favorite month of the year.
Maybe it was the dreary weather last week that dampened my spirits, but I’m now getting into the spirit of Halloween and October. After not decorating the house the past two years I put up some decorations outside. Shane helped me and was so excited to have Halloween things up.
I also came up with what I thought was a fairly creative idea. We have a Dora castle that I thought would be fun to turn into a holiday house. So I got some Halloween things from the dollar store and Shane created a Halloween house. He’s very creative and added some characters that are “inflatables” to the house. He really should start his own YouTube channel, I’m telling you he would be better than Ryan from Ryan’s World!
I’m so glad I was able to start to feel festive this month. I hate the sad, mopey feeling I had last week reflecting on what has been a long year. I need to focus on the day to day and not look back or forward. I love this month, I love Halloween and I need to share this love with my kids who also enjoy the holiday.
It may not have been much, but decorating outside our house and making a Halloween house out of our Dora castle were two small things to stay focused on the time of year and spending time with my kids. I know the ptsd and sad feelings will come and go, but if I can stay in the moment and embrace the time of year, I can get through and enjoy everything so much more.
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