I’m an impulse shopper. Not big ticket items, but the little things, particularly smelly stuff like candles and shower gels. Books and magazines also get me as does those endless Celtic music cd’s available at holiday craft shows. I’m a patsy for those kinds of things.
Impulse also is a hallmark of my writing. I don’t think out a story line, it just burst, an impulsive idea which gets typed out with little thought. Sometimes it goes someplace, a lot of times it doesn’t. But I have a burst of creative impulse that must be given life. Quite often it comes in the form of a short story and rarely do I share them.
These are the only two areas I give in to impulse. For the most part, I keep to a steady path, giving thought and consideration to everything from the kind of car I want to the brand of peanut butter I’m going to buy.
Which leads me to the giveaway. Remember my trip to Vegas? Well, I impulse shopped and bought a set of Hawaiian shower gels which I stuck in my drawer and promptly forgot. I have no need for these things, I have enough shower gel to bathe the entire population of Brazil. I had the satisfaction of buying them, so now I’m going to give them away to a good home where they will be appreciated. I have a set from Forever Florals. It has three different fragrances: Coco Papaya, White Ginger & Pikake. One lucky person can smell like the Islands.
How are you impulsive? Is it shopping? Behavior? Writing? Temper? I’ll draw a name from the comments on Friday.