You vile, vile month with no redeeming qualities.
Seasonal downswing ahoy!
Though I am hoping my recent increase in Lamictal (up to 300 from 250) after my manic spell when I got back from TFCon will negate the effects a bit. It’s starting to show on campus; folks are getting squirrely as they always do when the seasons change. And the holidays are always THE. WORST. My residents generally have poor or nonexistant relationships with their family, so the family holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas are particularly painful. I try to keep them busy as hell with other things as a distraction, but I can’t occupy all of their time. Those feelings will be there, in the background, just like they are for me.
At least Halloween comes first, and someone thought it was a good idea to give me an Oriental Trading catalogue. BWAHAHAHA ALL THE HALLOWEEN STUFF WILL BE MIIIIINE! I will have the most kick-ass party!
I love Halloween. And I really do love fall, once it’s actually, y’know, fall. It’s the transition period (read: GODAWFUL SEPTEMBER I HATE YOU) that is awful.
In other news, some of my hair is purple. I dyed a section green for my Rhinox costume at TFcon, transitioned to cyan as a middle color, and have finally made it to my target color of purple. It took two bleachings and three dye sessions to get the blue down to a manageable amount and the purple to the shade I wanted, but damn, it’s worth it!
And now there will be a VIP on campus tomorrow so of course I will be in hiding. Unnatural hair coloring is such a faux pas in the more srs bsns portions of the mental health world, so while my boss is cool with it, I don’t want to make us look bad. Though my clothing for dress-up purposes take advantage of the purple to match my outfit. ^_^