Another Halloween season fades; the costumes become lifeless as we transition into our work week, but are you ready to let that spirit die?
Every once in a while, I try to break up the monotony of school by doing something out of the ordinary.
This past year, I have been known to wear banana costumes to different places such as the zoo, skiing, and most recently, Ferris football games. It seems pretty ridiculous to wear your costume for one day and just let it sit in the closet for the other 364 days.
I began wearing my costume to get out of my comfort zone, because I was extremely shy. By wearing my banana suit, I was forced into the spotlight. It allowed me to stand out while giving people a laugh and turning a few heads.
Now that we are a few months into school, the weekdays have been a routine of switching back and forth from classes, work and meetings. When we get into these ruts, we seem to stop trying and everything becomes just another assignment. We lose sight of the purpose of our daily activities and we start living through the motions.
To me, the banana suit can be anything that will make you stand out from the crowd or get you out of your rut. The key is to try something new and exciting, become noticed, and live for the moment.
Recently, the economy has been down and this has caused many employers to not hire as many people as they used to. This requires us to be unique and set ourselves apart from the other people applying. I’m not saying we should wear a banana suit to the interview, but to make sure you are remembered.
This doesn’t have to work for just jobs; it could be applied to that girl in class you wish you had the courage to talk to. Take a chance and see where it goes. Maybe she will find you appealing. Just like the banana suit, you have to step out of your boundaries every once in a while and see where it leads you.
Live like there is no tomorrow. Break up the days with a little fun and try something new. I challenge you to stand out from the crowd and find your own banana suit. n