I Don't Like Halloween. Come At Me Demons.

I Don't Like Halloween, Come At Me Demons

I like candy corn. That's about it.


I realize writing this article runs the risk of smashed pumpkins appearing at my doorstep and candy corn being thrown at me but nevertheless here I am and here is why I really don't like Halloween.

Many of you probably read the title and immediately thought "what the *bleep* is wrong with this girl?!" Well, here's your answer. I don't like Halloween because I find it creepy as heck and as a person who struggles with all things scary, this is not something that makes feel great.

Don't get me wrong. As a kid, dressing up was the best thing ever and getting free candy? Double awesome. But as I grew older and the fun faded away, I found myself honestly groaning when the holiday came around. Instead of dressing up as a witch and running around the block with pumpkins full of free candy, it became this day obsessed with creepy séances, serial killers, and demons and honestly, it makes my skin crawl.

One thing that I do respect about Halloween is the fact that so many people enjoy it and look forward to the creepy, ghoul-inspired antics. It just doesn't do that for me. I'm more about the autumn aspect of this time of year. You know burning candles, making pies. Not screaming my head off, running through a corn-maze because some ax maniac is chasing me because I paid money for it.

I'm just not about it fam, sorry.

I will happily sit at home watching the least scary Halloween movie I can find while everyone else trick-or-treats, goes to parties, and summons the dead. That's fine. You do you and I'll do me.

This year I will be that person who stays at home with the lights off, so the annoying, constant doorbell ringing doesn't occur, and I will happily spend the evening sans demons and chainsaw killers. Halloween just isn't my thing so if you want to throw candy corn at me and call me an abomination, fine. I love candy corn.

Enjoy your evening of scary antics and demon summoning, I will be at home, under the covers, with a bowl of candy.

Also: please don't come at me demons. I will pee my pants.

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40 Small Things That Make College Students Happy

It doesn't take much...

1. When class is canceled.

2. When the coffee shop you stop at five minutes before your 8 a.m. has a short line.

3. Coffee, coffee, coffee.

4. Open note tests.

5. Or even better, take home tests.

6. The unofficial assigned seating process that that takes place after the first week or so of classes.

7. Thursday nights. (because in college, Thursday qualifies as the weekend.)

8. Sales.

9. Or once again, even better, free things.

10. Specifically free food.

11. Dogs.

12. Dogs on campus.

13. Tailgates and Saturday afternoon football games.

14. Finding an already completed Quizlet for your exam.

15. Having an extra 30 minutes for a nap, and if you're lucky, an hour.

16. Netflix.

17. When your roommate takes out the trash.

18. Weekends after test weeks.

19. The rare blessing of a curve on an exam.

20. Getting out of class early.

21. How in college, it is socially expectable to wear a t-shirt everyday.

22. Being able to walk from class to class or eat in the dining hall without having to see anyone you know. (and thank goodness too because you probably don't look too good.)

23. Crossing things off of your to-do list.

24. Your best-friends that you make in college.

25. A full tank of gas.

26. Seeing a new face everyday.

27. Crawling back into bed after your 8 or 9 a.m. (or after any class that ends with a.m.)

28. Care packages.

29. No cover charges.

30. When adults tell you that it is okay that you have no idea what you want to do with your life yet. (regardless of what parents or your advisor may say.)

31. Pizza.

32. Finding out you weren't the only one who did poorly on the exam.

33. Deciding not to buy the textbook, and never needing it.

34. Finding the perfect gif to express how you're feeling. (Michael Scott just get it.)

35. Weekends at home because...

36. Pets.

37. Mom's home cooked pie and Dad's steak dinners,

38. Spring Break.

39. Road trips.

40. When it finally starts to cool down outside so you can show up to class dry instead of dripping in sweat.

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7 Prompts For Journaling Every Day Of The Week

Sometimes you just need to write it down.


Yeah I know, the last time you journaled was probably Mrs.McCarthy's third grade class. However, journaling can open your eyes to ideas realizations and aspirations. Keeping a journal to scribble down notes, or even just dreams can help you determine what you really want in life. Here are a couple of inspirational prompts.

1. Monday: Write five things you truly enjoy about yourself.

This social media driven society has taught us to compare ourselves to others. This prompt reminds us to step back and really appreciate what draws others to us.

2. Tuesday: If I had no fear today, what would I do?

Sometimes we stop ourselves from happiness because we're scared. This prompt lets us realize that some of our goals are very attainable, we just have to put ourselves out there.

3. Wednesday: What can I do to nurture my mind, body and soul?

This prompt pushes us to reflect on how kind we are to ourselves. It is important to take care for yourself.

4. Thursday: What is one thing you learned this week? 

Usually, we walk through life worrying about our future that we don't stop to recognize the little things.

5. Friday: What is the dominant emotion in your life right now?

This prompt is good when you're feeling down. It challenges you to look introspectively so you may deal with your emotions in a healthy way.

6. Saturday: Who made you feel good this week?

Yes, journaling is an independent task but you can still appreciate your friends while doing it.

7. Sunday: Dear ___, this has been weighing me down....

This prompt will let you release steam and feelings you have been too scared to say. Even if you never give this letter to that person, it's a good start to try to let it.


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