October is seriously the best month of the year, and if you disagree, well you're just wrong. I mean seriously, between the sweater weather and Halloween prep and the smell of pumpkin, the month of October is truly a gift.
And of course, a month this incredible brings about a million and one thoughts about what it will bring and how it will be AMAZING! However, a million thoughts would be a lot to capture so I'm going to tell you about the ten that were most prevalent for me on October 1st.
1. "Where did September go?"Giphy
I mean September really only is Pre-October, and I'm happy that it's over, but what? Wasn't it August yesterday?
2. "How soon is too soon to hang up Halloween decorations?"Giphy
It's never too soon. You've already come so far by waiting till this very day. Go ahead and get your pumpkins and black and orange streamers!
3. "Do you think I can still use my Harris Teeter discount for pumpkins?"Giphy
This got me so excited until I realized that the Harris Teeter student discount doesn't apply after a certain amount of time, and that's just unfair.
4. "Wait I hope they haven't moved on from Halloween and onto Christmas decorations in stores yet."Giphy
This is a serious problem. What if I need to add to my Halloween collection? I'm sorry I didn't remember to in August when Halloween decorations were out.
5. "Okay, I'm already behind on Halloween costumes. What am I going to do?"Giphy
Halloween costumes are a big, if not the biggest, deal, and they take lots of brainstorming and planning. There's so much to consider, You have to look cute and be original; not everyone can dress up as a boxer or an alien AGAIN this year.
6. "Wait, how many days of Halloweekend are there this year?"Giphy
Here's where costume planning gets complicated. Not only do you have to plan for one day, but Halloween itself is a several-day celebration that you have to be absolutely completely prepared for!
7. "Pumpkin spice is finally acceptable!"Giphy
And I'm not just talking about the lattes. Pumpkin muffins, ice cream, bread, pie, etc!!! Sure, September is technically fall and therefore pumpkin spice season, but I'm a firm believer in October as the true start to when you can stuff your face with pumpkin spiced foods all day everyday without judgment.
8. "Is it social acceptable to start eating candy corn again?"Giphy
The candy corn debate is ongoing, but October is truly the only time when candy corn lovers can indulge with no judgment.
9. "Netflix better have "Halloweentown," or I will sue!"Giphy
The "Halloweentown" series is only one of the greatest series of Halloween movies of all time; they're classics. For us college students who don't always have time to watch movies when they air on regular TV, Netflix is a go-to for Halloween movies. But if Netflix is lacking in the best Halloween movies, we're going to have a problem.
10. "How much homework do I have for tonight? I can make time for a Halloween movie marathon, right?"Giphy
There's always time. It's important to your mental health. Your professors won't mind.