Hello, boos and ghouls

Howdy! I can’t stop thinking about Halloween, so here’s another post about the best holiday of the year. I will start off by saying that I am now five pounds away from my first weight loss goal. It’s slow going, but the exercise equipment gifted to me has really helped a lot!

So, if you read my last post, you know I absolutely love Halloween, and I still get dressed up every year that I can. Well, usually I have to work on Halloween (booooo). Now, usually if I have to work, I still get dressed up. I usually end up being the only person or one of the few people who dress up. I won a Halloween contest either last year or the year before at work, but only three people dressed up.

But one year, I didn’t have to work. I was so excited. I lived at an apartment complex where they allowed trick-or-treaters, and there was going to be a costume party. So, I put aside my social anxiety, and I got dressed up and went. I talked to a couple people, but I wasn’t super social. I’m just not great at that. But, I won the costume contest! I won a $20 gift card, and I used it to by a winter coat.

Here is my award-winning costume.

This year, I just found out about a costume event that I could take part in from home. I am thinking about participating in it, and so I’m trying to figure out what costume to wear that doesn’t involve me having to buy anything. I have a ton of costumes to choose from, plus a house full of potential props. It will definitely involve a hat.

So, I found a couple old photos of me dressed up for Halloween, so enjoy:

And now I am going to tell you a bonus true ghost story. (Disclaimer: If you don’t believe in ghosts, stop reading and don’t comment on how you think it’s nonsense or whatever, please.) So, I’ll tell you a little bit about my “abilities.” I am not a psychic medium or anything like that, but I am what you might consider an empath. I feel people’s emotions, and that’s how I sense spirits. I cannot normally physically see them, but I can see them with my mind’s eye. It’s difficult to explain. I know if a spirit is good or bad and the emotions it’s feeling, I can usually sense how it died, and I can often sense if it’s male or female and sometimes the age.

I tell you all that so I can tell you this story. So, I was at a nature center in North Carolina many years ago. It was the middle of the week, so I was one of only a few people there. There was a trail that was about a mile long, and I decided to take a walk there. There was absolutely no one else around. It was so peaceful. Then it wasn’t. I felt like I was being watched. I looked around, and I didn’t see anyone. Then, I heard footsteps right behind me. I turned super quickly, and no one was there. But I knew “someone” was there. In fact, I could “see” them in my mind’s eye. I knew it was a Native American following me. I kept walking, and this time, when I heard the footsteps, I aimed my camera behind me without turning around, and I captured this:

Now, I know that it doesn’t seem like much, but I sure do think I captured who was following me. In fact, the moment I saw the photo right after taking it, I was excited that my feelings were correct. And what excited me even more was that I went home and researched the area. Native Americans did live there at one time. It was really, really amazing to have my feelings backed up by facts. I was not afraid, by the way. I could feel concern and curiosity, but no malice. It helped that it was in the middle of the day, which almost always makes spirit encounters less scary.

Until next time!

The Frazzled Daisy

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