I’m sitting in my studio, drinking tea, and thinking about the Facebook Live I just did and how that relates to our current situation.
The world we live in right now feels awkward; everything about it. From the way we shop, to the way we interact with our kids, families, friends, and neighbors, It’s all weird.
I have to say, when I pulled up my grocery store app this morning, it made me pause just long enough to think through what we would eat this week. I haven’t done this in over 25 or 30 years. When I was a young mom, I had to plan. Because that’s what we all did, right? I budgeted money for groceries. We were creative. I used what I had in my pantry and fridge to build our next meal. A time when money wasn’t plentiful. A time when planning was my life.
I feel we are back to that simplistic way of thinking. I have to say, I don’t spend as much when I shop on the app as I do when I’m in the store. I get what I need.
How we often get spoiled with the things we have now, maybe even take for granted the resources we have. I go grocery shopping a few times a week. “What do you feel like for dinner?” Or we just go out. Once again, that’s even changed, right? Who’s doing curbside or carryout? Not everyone. Who can we trust to give us a good meal that will be as good when we arrive back home?
I don’t know about you, but these times have me doing things differently; creating schedules for meals, grabbing take out, and ordering all my supplies online.
So, the fact I went live today, well…that’s all weird too. But, you know what? I realized everyone is on Facebook already, considering how many actually popped on to say hello.
Shopping online has become the norm. People are actually looking to start an online shop. It will be a sustainable business, because we’re all getting so used to doing it already. Luckily for me, I’ve had my online shop for over ten years. I’m even looking to make the jump onto my own website.
So friends, I say all this to let you know, we’ll get through this, we’ll come out thinking a little different, we’ll all be shopping ONLINE. And, that’s not a bad thing!