What should I do with a bag I don’t use?
I bought a shoulder bag from Old Navy years ago and it’s been sitting in my closet. I found it while cleaning and decided that, seeing as I wasn’t using it anyway, I’d modify it and stencil a little something on it. It’s a nice bag, but I’d nearly forgotten I had it.
I admit that I have a little problem when it comes to three things: bags, jackets and shoes.
I buy shoes very rarely, but I’m very specific. I buy shoes that I know will last many years. My Doc Martens have been around for more than five years. I have one pair of Converse All-Stars, but they’re Batman shoes (the DC Comics release last summer). I’m pretty picky.
I love a good coat, but most of them serve both a fashion and practical purpose.
But bags? I’ve got backpacks – a couple of different daypacks and I still have the first Mountain Equipment Co-op backpack I ever bought. I’ve got a 100 liter duffle bag that my wife once climbed into. I’ve got a laptop briefcase and a laptop backpack and two different camera bags – one to hold all of my gear and a smaller bag that’ll hold my camera and an extra lens. And then there’s the…well, I think that’s enough.
I guess my other problem is that once I’ve got a good bag, pair of shoes or jacket, I’ll never let it go. Why get rid of it if it works? I’ve learned that if I’m not using it, I should get crafty and change it and then I’m suddenly more interested in using it.
Oh, and yes, that is Boba Fett. I guess Star Wars would be my fourth “problem”.