Writer’s Workshop – My Bag, My Life

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Mama’s Losin’ It

For the last few weeks I haven’t been a part of Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop. What was I thinking?!? Well, now I’m back at it and taking a stab of one of this weeks prompts:

What do the contents of your handbag/purse “say” about you?

If you took a peek in my purse you might be a little confused. You see, I have the purse of a multi-tasker. Everything is kind of jumbled up in there. It used to be much more organized before you know who. 🙂 I think I need one of those organizer things. There’s usually too many things in there but, they always have a purpose… kinda. You’d find my blackberry, lip balm, a little make up, business cards, crayons, snacks, a notebook and my wallet. Random tissue, lotion and ear buds make the cut as well.

The Berry – My blackberry pretty much controls my life. It’s so sad, but totally true. If it’s not on the berry calendar, I can just about guarantee you it’s not getting done. All the contact information I need is in that little piece of magic. Everything I need to do at work and at home is there. Every appointment, every task list – it’s there. What the heck did I do before my beloved berry.

The Balm – My lip balm is also a life saver. I absolutely can. not. function. with dry lips. So the lip balm is a necessity.

The Make Up–  If for any reason I need to be “cute” I have a wee bit of make up on hand. I am not a big make up girl. I prefer my lip balm at all times and that’s about it. Every now and then my life calls for a little more effort than that. So, I keep the makeup bag as my effort to be prepared.

The Cards – My business cards are always on hand. I keep them there just in case. In case I meet someone that I might need to network with later, I’m ready. I have to be prepared, right?

The Colors – Crayons have been stock piling in my purse for a while now. Every time we go to a restaurant I pull them out so the little man can entertain himself for a bit before dinner. It always helps to have extra. You just never know when he’s going to throw them three tables away followed by a meltdown.

The Snack-age – I keep animal crackers, cranberries, trail mix and snack bars within reach. The snacks could be for me, the baby or anyone I encounter who might be hungry. It’s my own little feed the world initiative.

The Notebook – Not the (bring on the waterworks) movie! An actual notebook.  I have so many random ideas all day for this here blog that I keep a notebook close to jot them all down. At the end of the day I look at it and decide that maybe what I wrote is stupid and others are pure brilliance. HA!.

The Wallet – Well, yeah, duh. 🙂

Your turn! What does your bag say about you?

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15 Responses to Writer’s Workshop – My Bag, My Life
  1. Misty
    April 14, 2011 | 9:44 am

    Honestly, I ADORE that you have your blackberry and a notebook… so often you have your paper people (with a non-smart phone) or your techy people (latest gadgets and no archaic paper). I’m a smart phone and paper person (though i do keep my calendar in a PAPER organizer, I live by my droid for everything else) and everyone says I’m a rare bread…

    • Cam
      April 18, 2011 | 12:38 pm

      i was getting tired of notes of paper everywhere. a little notebook comes in handy!

  2. Audreya
    April 14, 2011 | 11:44 am

    Stopping by from Mama Kat’s. I also love that you have a notepad and your Blackberry. I live off of my smart phone too… but, for some reason, I MUST handwrite my grocery lists.

    • Cam
      April 18, 2011 | 12:39 pm

      me too!

  3. Jackie
    April 14, 2011 | 11:54 am

    A notebook! Now why didn’t I think of that! I go through tons of pieces of paper every week, and they just pile up in my bag. I constantly write down things to do and yes even blog posts.

    • Cam
      April 18, 2011 | 12:39 pm

      i was the queen of little pieces of paper.

  4. Heidi Smith Luedtke
    April 14, 2011 | 11:57 am

    I, too, have notebooks squirreled away in my purse, in the diaper bag, in the glove compartment. And lip balm or gloss. Cant. live. without. it.

  5. angela
    April 14, 2011 | 12:12 pm

    I am still in diaper bag mode, but I am transitioning back to purses (I still use them when I am sans child, but that is rare). I always have snacks, diapers, hand sanitizer & wipes, some sort of beverage, gum, lip gloss, phone, little notebook, and quarters for parking meters!

    • Cam
      April 18, 2011 | 12:40 pm

      quarters for parking meters – good one! i NEVER have enough change and just happen to luck up on one with time left over. 🙂

  6. Wanda
    April 14, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    The main thing I have to keep in my purse is lotion for when my skin gets dry. Rarely do I have trail mix in my purse but that is a good idea.:) I am old school so I keep all my appointments in a pocket planner in my purse.

  7. Queen Mahin
    April 14, 2011 | 1:03 pm

    Your purse must be huge! Maybe that’s what I need… I have a tiny purse and it’s crammed full of receipts and cards (library,business,credit).
    Also like the notebook idea. Funny how our whole lives are on our gadgets but sometimes only the old-school tool will do the trick.

    • Cam
      April 18, 2011 | 12:41 pm

      my purse is GINORMOUS! 🙂

  8. Dianna
    April 14, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    I smiled when I read your paragraph about your blackberry. I, too, put reminders in the calendar for everything I’m supposed to do. And I am so addicted to that thing: I can understand why it’s referred to as “crackberry”.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

  9. jenny
    April 15, 2011 | 10:58 am

    I was a Berry addict too (and now a total iPhone convert.) I used to carry a notebook everywhere but never used it since I use the phone apps for everything. You have me thinking I want to go old-school again for a while and see how it feels to actually write things down on paper. Loved the post and the straightforward approach. Thanks for sharing!

    • Cam
      April 18, 2011 | 12:44 pm

      i thought about the iphone but i can’t get used to the touch screen. even on my berry i never use that option. must have clumsy fingers!

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