Still toting the tote, which has become a semi-permanent fixture on my arm due to the sheer amount of things that I can fit in here. Having become accustomed to smaller bags, I had forgotten how much one double (or possibly even triple in this case) the size can accommodate. For instance, over the weekend I managed to fit my DSLR, wallet, notebook, water bottle and yoga gear with plenty of room to spare.
It’s gotten me thinking about the debate on big bags versus small bags. On occasion, in the past with my PS11 I have found myself carrying not one, but two bags to work. Actually, this is probably more frequent than I like to admit, as I bring a home-packed lunch to work every day, as well as other miscellaneous items. In this respect, a larger bag is king, as it affords me the ability to avoid the awkward shuffle of getting on and off public transport than generally accompanies me when carrying two bags. For times when I have very little need to carry much other than my wallet, a notebook, my phone, keys and some lipbalm, a smaller bag more than suffices, and is far from a dead weight on your shoulder.
While I am usually one to loathe the effort required in shifting items from bag to bag, and risking the chance that I might leave my keys or staff pass at home, I’m hoping that over time I will become accustomed to it. I can only wonder how girls with shelves lined with handbags manage, as with the considerably low number of bags I do possess, I often find myself uncovering items that I had once thought lost in the many nooks and crannies of the ones which seldom see the light of day.