Halloween is here! And even though it’s not as big in Australia as it is in the northern hemisphere, it’s still fun to get dressed up and party the night away, or hide behind the couch pillows while a scary movie plays. But we’ve found that sometimes in your twenties there are other things that scare you, Halloween or not...
Desperate to flit away on a beachy, cocktail-laden getaway with the girls, but have deadlines to meet and bills to pay? We hear you. Feel like taking off to live in another country for six or twelve months, but your mum says it’s really time you got your career sorted and settled down? OMG, terrifying.
The dating scene can be scary, no matter what time of year it is. The nerves of a first date, the awkwardness of a Tinder match gone stale, and dodging that guy in the club who thinks you’re the one because you danced... spooktastic.
Finding a scuff on your designer shoes
Just because it never happened to Carrie Bradshaw (except for Pete the dog’s indiscretion) doesn’t mean it won’t happen to us. If finding a scuff mark on your favourite pair of Louboutins or Manolos doesn’t make your heart stop, are you even a fashionista? BRB, just checking everything is safely in its satin dust bag...
Your bank account after a night out
A couple of rounds of champagne cocktails for the girls doesn’t seem like much when you’re full of laughter and bubbles, but the next day you might feel the burn of your splurge. As long as you didn’t do anything too crazy, like putting on an open tab for the whole bar, you should be fine. Just maybe stick to cash for your next night out.
Running into someone you know when you look like a mess
It’s bad enough running into your ex, but running into them when you’re in a bolognese-stained oversized tee is downright scary. Or maybe you’re having a bad hair day and bump into your girlfriend who always looks polished, or you see your boss when you’ve just popped out for snacks to fuel your vegging out day. All you can do is smile and act breezy!
There are lots of things that can seem pretty scary in your twenties, but with a bit of poise, we can get through them. In the meantime, why not dress up as a “fashion victim” and party it up on Halloween with your best ghouls?
Hanna Sloan is studying a Creative and Professional Writing degree at QUT. She grew up wanting to be either a writer or a professional dancer, or both. Nothing has changed. She is passionate about performance, fashion, and social progress, and is a confirmed #NastyWoman. Hanna is the proud curator of a shoe collection surpassing sixty pairs, and always thought Andie Anderson in 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' was crazy for not wanting to write about shoes for a living. In her spare time Hanna can be found devouring a book or magazine, watching 'Friends' or asking her parents for Snapchats of the family’s two beagles.