What’s In Your Wallet

Could you fit everything you own in a single bag?

The man who wrote this article claims that he can. It’s an interesting read.

Source: The Next Web
Source: The Next Web

But no matter how big my bag, no matter how many times I de-clutter, I can’t say that. And I don’t think I want to. I have a wall of books that I am emotionally connected to. Okay, that’s not an entirely correct statement. But I couldn’t live with just a bag of stuff forever. When I go hiking, I can survive on a backpack of stuff for a few days.20140714-090603-32763930.jpg20140711-133541-48941822.jpg But forever is a long time. What’s in your wallet? Or purse? Two weeks ago, I bought a new purse. I’m over winter and so ready for it to be spring. Which is why I bought a new, bright purse to take me out of the dark colors of winter.

My carry-all
My carry-all

You can find similar brights from Amazon like this and this and apparently the GAP is doing brights this spring too.

Gap brights http://runwright.net
The GAP version

But although I love the color of my new bag (it’s called raspberry), the number one reason I bought this bag was the size. It fits on the crook of my arm which is how I usually carry my purse and it’s perfect to fit my laptop and all my daily junk, which is probably why I loved that article to begin with. Purse contents http://runwright.net Charging station http://runwright.netI always have a full bag and the bigger the bag, the more items I think “I can’t go through today without.” IMG_9935 http://runwright.net But in the big picture, some of these things we convince ourselves we can’t live without…. until we find we have to live without them.

Which is why, at least a few times a year, I like to go rough it in the wild – someplace where you eat without condiments, you bathe and wash your clothes simultaneously in a stream, where you sit and think instead of reading someone else’s words, a place where there’s no need to carry a credit card because there’s nothing to buy and nowhere to buy it, where if you break a nail, you chew it off and keep it moving.

Those little breaks help to keep things in perspective but they’re breaks, an intermission of sorts, not the whole play. On a normal day, I like my stuff!

What’s in your wallet? What are the 3 things you never leave home without?

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Julia says:

    the 3 things I never leave home without would be my cell phone, my wallet, and some form of lip balm! 🙂

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Must have my lip gloss. I even take it on long runs 😊

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  2. Martha B says:

    I really like this post! I admittedly lug around way too much stuff in my purse on a daily basis. It’s not stuff I can’t live without, but so much “just in case.” I love the thought of using the outdoors as an excuse to shed all that baggage, although sometimes it’s liberating to just carry a small clutch instead for a day 🙂 Still, camping trumps all which is why I live in the woods. Every day is an adventure.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks, Martha. You live in the woods? I love that!

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  3. Kay R. says:

    I did a whats in my bag post the other day and really need to do one for my wallet. In my bag though I need to have my wallet, my planner and keys.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      The planner. Life just isn’t the same without the notes 🙂

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  4. I have to have my cell phone, my planner, and a big bottle of water. 🙂 I can take over the world with those things, or so I tell myself!

    I love your raspberry bag, it’s such a great color!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Yes you can absolutely take over the world! (The power of positive thinking)
      Thanks. The bag color makes me feel fun-ner than I probably am 😀

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