In 12 weeks it will be Halloween.
Personally I missed the Girl World generation of dressing up for Halloween. As a teenager I used Halloween as an opportunity to wear my favorite overalls and looked for a costume to indulge my love of comfortable clothing. Halloween has changed as times have changed.
When I was new to parenting, Halloween was an opportunity to showcase my parenting style, that I dubbed “lazy-creative”. I promised my oldest that this ensemble would help her achieve a new level of social status among the other trick-o-treaters. I called it “package that fell off the truck”. Smart phones were not around during this time and our lives were private. I was content to be a costume designer, make a wonderful meal, eat candy all while I wore my stretchy pants on Halloween night. There were no smartphones to document my choices.
Now, with camera phones and social media, Halloween is a time to post great pictures. Just like any other event, people want to share their lives with the world. Some people go all out with the family costume or theme costume. Some just love to get those timeless shots on Facebook or Instagram, so they can hold onto that moment in time. And now as Facebook shares those memories we are reminded of those cute costumes and adorable kids.
In 12 weeks it will be Halloween and the smart phones will be coming out. I want to challenge you to find a new level of success in 12 weeks. When you hand out Halloween candy this year, avoid temptation because you have never felt so good. I want you to add new clothes to your wardrobe that only emphasizes the hard work that you will be putting in over the next 12 weeks. So join me as I prepare to dress up this Halloween as my best self. Even if you won’t be sporting this Wonder Woman costume, you could if you were was so inclined.