Tis’ the Season to be Shopping – #writephoto

Shopping Trolley in an empty supermarket
Image Credit: Shopping – by KL Caley

This week, KL Caley asks us, “Is shopping to be loved or loathed?” This is the photo prompt for that question.

My answer is:

I love to shop, but I loathe having limited income this Christmas season. Shopping is one of my favorite things to do, and it’s one of my risky behaviors that go along with my Bipolar Disorder. When I cannot shop and get things that I want, it makes me a bit manic. This season for Christmas will be hard because my money is limited. I will find a way to make everyone’s gifts special, but I cannot go all out like I normally do.

This photo will be my view in a few weeks, as I’ll be pushing the shopping cart down the aisle looking for the perfect gift for everyone. Some gifts will be purchased in a store just like this one, and others I will go to my old standby…Amazon. This picture reminded me that I should have put my favorite perfume on my Christmas list though *laughs*.

Tis’ the season to be shopping and thankful, so I will love to shop and be thankful that I have another year with my loved ones after a really bad year for many people due to the pandemic. We will gather this year, and I pray for everyone’s safety.

xoxo, E.M.