Well, here we are. I guess things happen but this year was kind of a flop. Not the year, I guess, but the month of October. The powers that be decided to restructure the company and put me in charge of most of it this month. Merging books and moving people takes an insane amount of effort and unfortunately it means sacrificing personal enjoyment. It is to be expected as a 40 year old white collar geek who has every intension to make entertaining holiday fun but I just can’t seem to muster the energy when life beats him down.
Another reason is a little more personal. In my business there is an old adage; “no good deed goes unpunished”, and I am starting to believe that in other aspects of life. I’ve had some people who really take pleasure in stalking and ensuring any excitement or enjoyment of the holiday has to be ruined. I can’t “like” something without receiving some cryptic message or response and it went as far as criminal behavior to which I had to take legal action. Never in my wildest imagination would I think this would have to happen. I don’t know whether it is the horrific social climate of the times or the fact people find it therapeutic to try to smash someone’s fun because of their own depression and short-comings. It is so childish and at the end of the day took the steam out of this. So congratulations to them. It worked.
But, tomorrow is a new day. I grew up looking for the best in everyone and I can’t let that change. Sure, the Hell Show didn’t happen to my liking but at the end of the day it is all inconsequential. I love everyone one I interact with especially the #CODAMN watch-alongs and those could never happen without some really awesome people. Halloween will always be special and the friends I have gained over the years who share this joy are many. And for that, I am very thankful.
I am signing out this year but all day I think I will do some Periscope stuff just to cover items I really wanted to do. It’s always fun to share the wealth.
Have a happy Halloween. Be safe and be well.