Today I stumbled on a super fun post at A Cup of Jo called ‘What’s Really in Your Bag?’. This post was was the first in a series co-hosted by the amazing illustrator Emily McDowell. If you haven’t had a chance to see the post, you really must go check it out because Emily drew her answer to the question and it is really amazing to see.
I have answered this question in writing a few times since being introduced to the prompt years ago by my then writing teacher, Lisa Garrigues. What I love about this prompt is that it is about so much more than what is in your purse. Writing about what is inside your purse is truly a snapshot of where you are in your life.
So here goes…
What is really in my bag:
An overstuffed wallet that is overstuffed because of receipts not cash!
A small notebook for memory keeping.
A plastic bag with 4 stale almonds in it.
5 blue pens and 2 mechanical pencils. Why is that I can never find anything to write with when I look in my purse?
A half eaten tootsie pop that I brought with me to curb my motion sickness on the school bus in to the city a few weeks ago.
A loose receipt from the postoffice for a package that I mailed that was postage paid. Still not sure why I need a receipt for these packages.
Starburst wrappers. Because I like Starbursts.
Aquaphor for when my lips are too dry for lip gloss (which was often this winter).
A bottle of Motrin.
A flyer inviting me to purchase a highlight DVD of Katherine’s basketball season.
A small envelope with two small keys to turn Katherine’s expander. I had lost ours and we went to the orthodontist last week. I guess I need to turn the expander tonight!
So there it is. Your turn!