I recently decided to change up a few things in my life; my purse. I’ve never been a big shoe girl, but I love having a nice purse. Since I tend to use them for years before getting a new one, I rarely clean it out.
My normal is becoming a little to big as my life needs have changed and evolved. Hubs refers to it as the land craft carrier. So I downsized to a more manageable size for a while. It’s amazing how now all a sudden my arm is falling asleep as I carry my bag. Maybe it was a little to big.
So while switching from one purse to the other, I ran into a wide range of items I didn’t need. Including size 2 diapers (she is 24 pounds!) and a pacifier (SB never used one).
So here’s a little tip- while switching purses clean then out! Throw away the stuff you no longer need. An even better idea? Change purses more frequently to help escalate the need to keep a clean purse. Also gives you a great reason to get a new purse 🙂
The moment when…just for one second you could be that girl in front of you at the check out. I recently was in a store purchasing a few household items. I grossly underestimated the items I needed and I politely pushed her items forward to get some of my things out of hands since I neglected to get a cart or a basket. As I did, I noticed her purchases. A pair of aviator style sunglasses, spray tanning bronzer, chap stick and three guilty pleasure magazines (I only term them as this because when I buy a magazine it is normally for a recipe or catching up on serious current life events.). I take notice of her clothes; a swimming suit cover up with her suit underneath. And then I look at what I am wearing; jeans, flip flops, tank top WITH a sweater over it. And then I look at what I’m buying – a coffee mug, K cup coffee cups, diapers, and a few random office supplies. Oh, did I forget to mention I had to stop at Starbucks BEFORE I bought my coffee, because I was out that morning and could barely function? And that is when I realized how much my life had changed. Obviously she was going to the beach alone; to sit and read and catch some rays. How I wanted to be her for one second. Just to feel the relaxation coursing through her body while she day dreams of what was ahead. Instead all I felt was the coffee coursing through my body and how fast I needed to get home. But when I got home, I looked around at the toys, dirty laundry, bed time books and my kids empty beds. I missed them, and wish they were at home with me that moment so I could give them all a hug. Like I said; I wished just for a moment I was that girl. But I am glad that for an entire life time I get to be THIS girl.