When you think of the word Dream what other words come to mind for you? A good dream for me would evoke the feelings of peace and serenity. A bad dream for me would bring words to mind like stressful or overwhelming. I think I feel the same way about shopping which brings me to my point. Shopping and dreaming can seem the same in some ways don’t you think? Of course, it would be a dream come true for me being surrounded by clothing, shoes and purses. Huh, maybe that’s why I sometimes just sit in my closet? I kid. I don’t really do that, who am I kidding there is no room for me in either of my closets. My shoes would be like the flowers were to Alice. They would say, ” Amy this is our space, move along!
I think my feelings about shopping stems ( no pun intended about the flower comparison) from how I would shop growing up. My mom always enjoyed shopping and still does! I just always felt that it was a relaxing time with my mom. She taught me about bargain shopping and how sometimes you need to treat yourself. We also have in common that we enjoy shopping when a store is less crowded. This makes me feel more like I am in a nightmare than a dream state. Anyone else not like it when someone reaches over top of you to snag an item? That type of shopping makes me feel like I’m falling down a rabbit hole! I just feel at peace when I can stroll through a store and take my time. It makes me feel like time is moving slowly like in a dream. Why does everyone have to be in a hurry in today’s world? I don’t need a white rabbit with a watch rushing me when I shop! My “dream shopping” would probably only pertain to when I am not on a mission to find a particular item either. I’m definitely awake when it comes to that type of shopping. When you live in an area that doesn’t offer much in the shopping department and you can’t find what you are looking for it’s frustrating. The mad hatter would look sane compared to me after going to every store that I know of and coming up empty handed! Again nightmare, not dream. Also, when a sales associate clings to you like a shirt with static electricity…that would also go in the nightmare category. So, is shopping an outlet for anybody else? A relaxing place where nothing can harm you,but your wallet? Yes, exercising and meeting a friend for coffee seem like healthy and relaxing things to do too, but blah blah blah shopping makes me happy okay!? Alice may have woken up from her dream at the foot of a tree, but I usually wake up from mine with a cute outfit idea!