I didn't think I'd get through this week alive -- I struggled through two weeks of AP Statistics homework that I had put off until last night (never, never again), forced myself catch up on the 100+ pages of The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe that I had neglected for other assignments, and read the 10 modules of my AP Psychology textbook that I had neglected to read before I took my exam.
No, no, no -- I will not procrastinate anymore. I've learned my lesson and I've paid the price of saggy bags under my eyes that no amount of foundation can fix. And somehow (not surprisingly), walking in heels is harder when you haven't been getting enough sleep.
Kids, don't be like me in high school.
So for Halloween, I dressed up as Snow White -- Snow White because when I was younger, Snow White was the only Disney princess who had black hair like me.
I suppose there is a stigma against "slutty" costumes and I was definitely appalled when the salesperson told me that the store only stocked the "fun" versions. I tried my best to make my costume as school-appropriate as possible because all I wanted was to be cute -- flats, no heels.
At the end of the night, when I came home from the last time I would ever trick-or-treat, I realized that one didn't need to be exceptionally clever or witty when it comes to Halloween costumes -- even costumes can be fashion statements without the avant-garde.
Me? Snow White was the first American movie I've ever seen -- and I'm happy to celebrate my last "childhood" Halloween being the Disney princess that I've always wanted to be. Good-bye to 16 years of trick-or-treating!
What did you dress up as for Halloween?
P.S. Someday, I would like to be Karl Lagerfeld for Halloween. Actually, I would just like to be Karl Lagerfeld.