Obligatory “holy crap it’s already October” comment here.
Y’all, I’ve been waiting for this day since the first holiday of the -BER months, the day that the Pumpkin Spice Latte was back at Starbucks. I had five within the first week, not even exaggerating. Yep, I’m obsessed with PSL’s. I’m also fascinated by weird things like the less common holidays. You know, National Puppy Day and National Donut Day, those kinds of days when we celebrate the things that are truly important to us. To get you in the mood for October, I thought I would give you a few holidays that I’m looking forward to as well as ideas of how to celebrate.
First of all, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cookie Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Pizza Month, Seafood Month, Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and Sarcastic Month. Wear pink all month to increase awareness of breast cancer and consider donating to the charity of your choice. Bake cookies and bring them into work. Wear purple, especially on October 20th, to raise awareness of domestic violence. Eat pizza, enjoy seafood, and be as sarcastic as possible all month long. If you can’t adopt a dog right now, see how you can help your local shelters. The first week of October is Get Organized week. Guess I have no excuse not to KonMari the hell out of my apartment.
The 1st is National Homemade Cookies Day, so get in that kitchen and whip up some snickerdoodles. It’s also World Card Making Day, so write someone a letter. The 4th is National Frappe Day. I’m sure it’s still warm enough to head to Starbucks to celebrate. The 7th is World Smile Day. Take a selfie. The 9th is Leif Erikson Day, followed by Columbus Day on the 10th. Do viking stuff and then go “discover” someone’s home? Friday the 13th is this month, so just don’t leave the house. Good advice, anyways, after you stole the neighbor’s backyard just a couple days ago. The 16th is Bosses Day, which is a fabulous opportunity to suck up right before you ask for a raise. Or a great reason to treat yo self if you’re self-employed. October 22nd is National Make a Difference Day. The 25th is National Pasta Day, as if we didn’t already have enough carbs this month. And don’t forget that the 31st is Halloween!
For a full list of the bizarre holidays we have going on this month, click here. Which holidays are you most excited about?! I’m pretty excited that it’s seafood month since we have a seafood festival right here in Wilmington.