Thursday, October 21, 2010

Just Not Feeling It This Year

Normally, I am thrilled for this time of year. Normally, I would break out the Halloween music weeks in advance. Normally, I would relish in the Halloween blogs and read scary stories until well past the witching hour. This year however, I'm just not feeling it. I haven't bought a pumpkin, I've barely glanced at most of my favorite blogs and I haven't even given a thought to plans for Samhain. I'm not sure what exactly is causing this disconnect. Perhaps it is the fact that I have just moved and am pre-occupied with getting everything just-so. Perhaps I am unable to look forward to the 31st as it is also the day that Fiance leaves for a 5 week stint at sea. Or, perhaps, my busy schedule leaves time for little more than sleeping, working, eating and bathing (occasionally at least hehe).

Have you ever felt that you just couldn't get into the spirit? Did you do anything to break the funk? Or just let it ride out and hope for next year?


Rhi said...

You are way too pre-occupied with getting everything 'just so'. A new house is like a new pair of shoes - they need to be gradually broken in or they'll cause a lot of pain and blistering. Lay off the home perfection crusade for a bit - it'll get there. :P

Rhi said...

Also, usually to get out the funk, I try and focus on the the one thing that makes me the absolute happiest about that particular holiday, and send all my energy towards that. Usually everything can fall into place after that.

Find what it is you adore the most about Halloween, and focus on that. Make it a priority. You deserve to take some time for yourself from your busy schedule for your happiness.

Judith said...

when I get like this, I just ride it out, knowing that next year it'll be back! :)

D.Suplicki said...

It's definitely happened to me. I like to focus on my favorite aspects of the season and create little pockets of happiness to pull myself out of it

This is my favorite time of the year to be outside, so to pull myself out of a slump, I make sure to spend at least a wee bit out time outside each day. Even if it's just to sit on the porch and drink my coffee, I'll sit quietly and take in the sounds and watch the light change as the sun rises and sets. The beauty and the the time to just let my mind go blank and not worry really helps to recoup.

I hope your life slows down and you come out of your slump very soon. *hug*

Jon said...

I say if you're not feeling it, don't force yourself to go through the motions. Samhain isn't something you should force yourself to do.
Maybe you can get into the spirit by playing Halloween songs or watching scary movies, but if you don't catch the spirit, don't worry. There's always next year!

The Blue Faerie said...

Hey, there's a lot of holidays in the year! Heck, Wiccans have 13 full moons plus 8 sabbats plus all the secular holidays plus the religious ones we're socially expected to prep for. If you're not in the mood for one, you've got tons of other chances coming up. :P Here's hoping your husband comes back soon and safe.

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