You know, at one point in my life, not very long ago, I would have considered myself to be more of a “Tomboy” rather than a girly-girl of sorts. But I must admit, after taking the time to empty out my purse this morning, I think a few things have changed along the way.
The glass-half-full side of myself looks inside of my suitcase, I mean purse, and sees preparedness. The glass-half-empty side sees right through preparedness and sees clutter, junk and laziness for not emptying it out daily! But to each their own. Honestly, the times I breakdown and clean out my purse are after moments where I want to cry because I can’t find my keys to my house and after drinking two bottles of water on my way home from work, I really need to use the restroom! Of course, if I would put all of my keys back on one key chain that problem would be solved as well!
Let’s be real, purses are a drag. Sure, I have some really cute ones in my collection, but I really do despise carrying a bag around with me everywhere I go. Must be nice to throw your wallet in your back pocket, and your keys and maybe a chapstick in your front pocket. On the other hand I guess I am better prepared for a variety of situations.
For instance say your waiter forgot to hand out pens when you are at lunch with friends or co-workers. No worries, I’ll be able to spot at least 4 people writing instruments. And don’t you just hate when your nail polish chips? Well I come prepared plus a few other options. And let’s not get into all of the options I give myself when it comes to my lips. Can you ever have too many lipsticks? And even though you may own over a thousand bobby pins, when you need one, you just can’t find it. Well I’ve got at least a hundred neatly organized and ready to save a bad hair day.
Somewhere in the last six months, things have changed. Changed for the better though! And while my purse may be overwhelming to some and even to myself at times, a girl has to have some eccentricities!
What can three to five pounds of purse hold, you ask. Well how about:
- Wallet, keys, phone and name badge for work
- 4 pens — oddly enough, 3 blue ink and 1 red
- 1 Highlighter
- 1 pencil
- 3 Essence C — HEB brand version of EmergenC
- 1 rosary
- 3 prayer cards
- 2 hand lotions — can’t get enough of them!
- 4 nail polishes
- 1 mascara
- 1 chapstick
- 2 lip pencils
- 3 lip glosses
- 10 lipsticks
I’m curious, do your keys get lost in your purse too?