It is officially my favorite time of year: Halloween season! Yes, I believe that Halloween is a whole season, not just one day!
I have always been a Halloween enthusiast for as long as I can remember. It’s not just the costumes and trick-or-treating that got me excited as a child, but all the fun activities and foods that come with Halloween season.
I Love Halloween Desserts
First, I have always been a huge fan of desserts and Halloween time is full of great desserts. Yes, I know that everyone loves pumpkin spice, and it is great, but let’s not forget about apples! Apple cinnamon pie, apple crisp and apple cider are all amazing. And, of course, the candy!
I Love Being Scared
Second, I love a good scare! Halloween brings us new horror movies, great thriller TV shows, lots of haunted houses, and even some haunted hayrides! When I was little, the first scary movie I saw was Pet Cemetery. I was probably 4 or 5 when I saw it on TV one day (I have no idea where my mom was!) and I thought it was the coolest movie ever! After that, I begged my dad to let me watch scary movies all the time. I loved when new scary movies would come out just in time for Halloween!
I Love Halloween Decorations
Third, I love Halloween decorations! I decorate every part of my house, inside and out. This is such a big deal to me that I start decorating for Halloween on Labor Day weekend. My husband used to argue with me about my Halloween decorations and would tell me it was too early to put them out in September. I would get really upset about it. I thought we would argue about it for the rest of our lives. Last year, on our wedding day, Ryan surprised me when he read his vows to me. He said, “I promise to help put out all of the Halloween decorations the first week of September.” I was so excited that I interrupted his vows to ask him if he was serious! He was and I felt like the luckiest woman in the world. Now our front yard has a mummy, several skeletons, a few haunted trees, a cemetery, and so much more! We are one of the only houses that decorates for Halloween and my neighbors think I am a bit weird. I love every single moment.
Without a doubt, Halloween is the best time of year. I hope you all have a most spooktacular Halloween this year.
About Stephanie Woodward: Stephanie is a brand ambassador advisor for Quantum Rehab® and works as a disability rights activist. She has received many awards for helping communities become more accessible, as well as for her actions in fighting for the rights of disabled individuals as it relates to Medicaid and other support services. Click here to learn more about Stephanie.