Hello Backpack Poll
I’ve been living in Chicago for 2.5 weeks and there are many things about urban dwelling I have learned thus far.
But the carrying your stuff around a city? I don’t get it. I’m lucky to have a walking commute, but there is an art form involved in lugging your stuff around that escapes me.
Here’s what I need to carry:
- flats for walking/ heels for working
- Kind bars or a piece of fruit because hungry
- 2 cell phones
- ear buds
- Field Notes and pen
- travel hair brush, compact, moisturizer, lip gloss
- crumpled receipts and forgotten business cards
I currently lug around a Swiss brand ugly ass messenger bag that does the job but it’s heavy and bulky and ugly ass. I also carry a purse because what if I don’t want to take the big bag when I’m going to lunch or a client meeting?
I really love the Hershel Post backpack (minus the thigh socks) but am I too old for a backpack? And I’m afraid of being robbed or someone getting hit by my excessively large bag and suing me.
Anyone out there who understands this better than me, please help. Please.