I think Halloween is the most creative holiday of the year. I can’t really remember why we celebrate Halloween, but I know it gives me a good chance to eat candy, dress up in silly costumes, and then compare my costume to other costumes that are far better.
I call Halloween a creative holiday because it’s one of the few times out of the year where “out-of-the-box” thinking is encouraged. You don’t want to have the same costume as someone else. You don’t want there to be two Miley’s at the party.
I sometimes question what the world would be like if we took that same energy we have in figuring out our Halloween costume and applied it to our occupation. Maybe that’s a silly thought, but if creativity in the work environment was pushed to the extremes, what would happen? Would there be more interaction? Would there be a breakthrough?
I hope that you have a creative outlet, and that it’s not just on Halloween.