So with all the craziness of the Christmas parties I was organizing, I told myself I was finally able to focus on my Christmas planning. So while at work yesterday morning, I wrote up a short list of gifts I knew had to be purchased and with list in hand, I headed to the mall during my lunch time. I walked around aimlessly, unsure of what I needed to buy. I had a couple young women to shop for, so I thought I'd check out the women's clothing department. Bonus: 50% off regular price signs could be seen on almost every rack. I started going through the clothes and found a couple tops that I really like, tops that I would most likely purchase for myself.
Then I stopped and paused. Hmm.. I'm 32 years old, could I really know what type of clothing 18 and 20 year old young women prefer? Then I thought about how I would've felt if my aunt who was 12 years older than me tried to buy me clothes for Christmas. So I put the tops down, and it hit me that I was no longer a young woman, I was a real grown up woman. A part of me was glad that I wasn't familiar with fashions for 18 and 20 year old young women. I think I would've been a tad embarrassed if I knew young women fashion and even worse if I purchased and wore young women fashion, when in fact, I am no longer a young women,
So after putting the tops down, I lost all motivation and focus to shop. So I went back to work empty handed, not one name crossed off my Christmas shopping list.
My lack of preparation to go shopping resulted in a complete fail. So before my next attempt to go Christmas shopping, I'm coming up with solid ideas of what I need to purchase. I can't spend time roaming around stores, looking for gifts. I need to know exactly what I'm buying, go into the store, buy it and get out of the Christmas store crowd.