Too old to trick-or-treat, too young to die

Halloween holds different memories for everyone who celebrates it. Younger kids usually spend their nights roaming the streets collecting candy big and small from their neighbors. Their parents either go with them or they stay at home and provide other little kids with candy from their doorstep. But what do the teens do?
When you hit high school, Halloween either becomes a holiday where you dress up, go to parties, hand out candy, or it just happens to come up around the same time all your favorite television shows are returning. For me, it is all of these things.
In recent years, I have been moving around and have not been able to celebrate Halloween as I normally would with close friends. This year however, I am torn between embracing my childish side, and trying to pass off as an average trick-or-treater, or embracing the side of myself that realizes that I am almost an adult and I need to be doing adult things soon. On the one hand, I can get all dressed up as a creepy monster and roam the streets of Great Falls gathering as much chocolate as possible. But on the other hand, I can chill at home and binge-watch episodes of Ghost Adventures on Netflix all night long.
In the end, I’ll probably do both, first going out to have fun and then continuing the fun snuggled up in bed in the dark. Some teenagers go through a mid-life crisis when Oct. 31 comes around, and that’s okay. Halloween will either tug at your inner child and pull it out for just one night of scary fun, or it will just be another day out of the year. Only you can choose.