I don't really like going to the grocery store. I usually just avoid it so I'm stuck with no food in my house and resort to going out to eat all the time. That doesn't spark joy! Back in Amsterdam I used to make an event out of grocery shopping. I would bike to my local farmers market which was often much cheaper than the grocery store and it always turned into a fun Saturday activity. I went to the turkish butcher for meat, I had my special vegetable stand, and bought bread at a local bakery. It was so good.
I decided my American shopping experience needs to spark joy too. After all, I live here now and I need to eat! I wanted to recreate that feeling at Central Market so I took it upon myself to have the most pleasurable grocery shopping experience this weekend. I put on a spring dress just to feel good wandering around the store and vowed to only buy items that sparked joy.
I ended up buying half the store.
I think it might have been good to first purge and declutter and learn how to edit before I take this "joy" approach out into the wild. Nevertheless I ended up buying yummy items I would never have purchased like:
- chocolate covered raisins
- sparkling water
- good cheese
- good bread
- purple corn
- butternut squash
So I guess I'll be snacking like a Parisian and have no real sustenance but it'll spark joy!? I'll need to keep practicing this one...