Why is it that we don’t seem to be able to adjust ourselves to the physical environment without destroying it?
And with that, I am not going back to University next year. Or even the year after. Or perhaps ever. I don’t really know. I don’t really care.
Right now, I like working in a bar. I like money. And I want to travel.
Don’t study if you don’t have a career in mind. I’ve wasted too much time and money trying to make myself fit into that system because I was too scared of the alternative. But honestly, I don’t know what I want, or where I’m going… I’ve never known. I’ve gotta go find it. My heart is telling me; Tibet, Ontario, Venice, Louisiana, Cairo, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Macedonia, Stockholm, Tokyo… and everything in between.
You know what? YOU KNOW WHAT? I love Halloween. Candy, costumes, parties, horror movie marathons… There is nothing I don’t love about it. Except for the fact I live in Australia and 99% of us don’t celebrate it because it is an “American thing”. SO IS A WHITE CHRISTMAS, yet we still decorate our houses with fake snow, or snowmen or sing songs about dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’ when it DOESN’T EXIST in Australia on a 30 degree Christmas Day.
Also, Americans didn’t invent Halloween, or Christmas, they merely commercialised it. So many people I talk to seem to think that Halloween is an American tradition, and ‘we don’t do that sort of thing in Australia’. By this principal you shouldn’t really be celebrating Christmas, because it is actually a ‘religious thing’ and you love telling me how much you’re an Atheist and don’t believe in God.
So I say, fuck it Australians, celebrate everything. Why exclude Halloween? I’ve been lucky enough to spend a Halloween in America (something that I can now cross off my bucket list), and was able to see firsthand what it looks like to embrace (and commercialise) this holiday. It fucking rocks. Everyone’s houses decorated with skulls, spiderwebs, and pumpkins with scary carved faces. And don’t get me started on the night I spent at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Night. Greatest night of my life.
I love Halloween, I really do. And I can’t really see Australia jumping on board with any of this, because we’re too focused holidays that don’t involve dressing up (unless you count wrapping an Australian flag around your body and calling it a dress), decorations, or anything really that doesn’t involve getting drunk in a park and watching fireworks.
I think I need to move to America.