The Halloween spirit was alive and well at Lawline on Monday. Ann had turned the office into a Halloween wonderland with silly decorations and bowls of treats at every turn.
Pumpkin spice K-cups filled the suite with an autumn aroma, and the sounds of candy wrappers crinkling accompanied the regular tap tap tap of busy keyboards. The true highlight of the day, however, was the office Halloween costume contest.
Several Lawliners competed in the challenge. The costumes ranged from spooky to kooky: Alejandra sent shivers down our spines as a Spider-Web Woman; Ann had us snapping our fingers (duh duh duh duh *snap snap*) for her portrayal of Wednesday Addams; Shaun melted our hearts as Eeyore; and Mike and Kathleen had us jumping out of our skin dressed as Barb and Joyce, respectively, from Stranger Things.
As for my costume, I pretty much went as my true self—a cat lady, complete with cat ears, cat lady sweatshirt, cat leggings, cat socks, and a cat bag full of stuffed animal cats. It’s important to mention that I did not purchase anything for this costume (everything was supplied by my roommates and my own closet), and that I received a stamp of approval from two real, live cats before I left my apartment that morning. For someone who once had a cat bedspread and cat throw pillows, an assortment of cat figurines, cat earrings for each national holiday, and enough cat socks to wear every day of the year, the opportunity to dress as an unabashed cat lady was a dream come true.
And the winners were (drum roll please)—Alejandra as Spider Woman, Ann as Wednesday, and me! I feel so honored that my coworkers chose me to receive this accolade, but more than anything, I feel honored to be part of a company that lets its employees express themselves the way Lawline does. Play and Create are not just words we put on our website: we live these core values every day, and our Halloween festivities are proof of that. October is a busy month in the CLE world, and the Halloween costume contest was the perfect way to celebrate its successful conclusion. It was even worth all the weird looks I got in the subway.