Halloween is one of our favorite times of year. Our neighbors are quite festive and we’d like to spread the spooky cheer!
I had to text our local friend because we really don’t remember our neighbors being this festive. She said that over the years the displays keep getting bigger and bigger. This actually helps. Last years Halloween sucked (and it was on a Saturday!). At least this years Halloween will be better than last but not as great as pre-covid. Vic and I don’t dress up, we like horror movies (not torture porn like Saw) and haunted house attractions. The really creepy, elaborate displays help for the lack of haunted houses due to covid.
I’ve been MIA. It’s been a year since my last post. I fell into a bad funk and couldn’t write at all. But things are starting to move along in the world which has been breathing some life back into me.
Walking around the Halloween houses helps my mood, makes me feel like I’m walking around non interactive haunted houses. When it’s safer the scary places will be open once again. It’s a bit hard to social distance when you’re crammed indoors for jump scares.
Speaking of Covid, I broke really hard to the point where I thought I needed meds and and seeing (zooming) a psychiatrist. Glad to say she helped focus me but fuck, I never wanna go through another lockdown again. Right when I became fully vaxxed in May, I started to hysterical cry everyday. All day long because I realized – shit, I may be vaxxed but everywhere else has to catch up. It was hard mentally. I kept telling myself everything is fine, other people have it a lot worse but my mind just couldn’t take it anymore and even now it slips up. I don’t hate anyone I was in lockdown with, they just aren’t my crowd and I was stuck in Bay Ridge for a good 17 months. It was hard, I live a very Manhattan-centric life and the pace is very different. Manhattan has a chaotic energy vs my area is very tranquil. Everyone kept saying Manhattan wasn’t the same BUT it still had way more energy than my area in lockdown.
I’m excited tourists are back November 8th. We’re the city that never sleeps after all and we were in a 19th month slumber.
Halloween is already proving to be better than last years.