So I’m doing a Master’s online. I plan on counseling fellow survivors and creating a safe space for individuals who have experienced medical trauma to heal emotionally. There’s a lot of work involved, a lot of writing about counseling and human development and my own perceptions of what it takes to help people move through their issues and come out stronger on the other side.

That kind of homework is not what this post is about.

It’s about taking time to indulge your creativity and have a little fun. It’s about the homework you do to make your house a bit more yours.

Every year I’ve tried to come up with more interesting and spooky Halloween decorations. I love fall, and the way the air shifts to the cool as the leaves start to turn and sever themselves from the trees. I love perfectly cozy sweatpants and thick socks. I love all the things we do and see and feel on the way to winter, and one of the things that I’d like to do this season is turn my house into a contemporary version of Grandmother’s House from “Little Red Riding Hood.”

This year I have grand plans that involve a bunch of sticks, some yard lights, transparent thread, wispy webbing,  and the soundtrack to one of my favorite horror games EVER. Progress pictures are forthcoming so you can see how my garden grows.

Tis the season…

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