Inspired by Nikki’s recent post, I took some pics of the contents in my backpack. I’m currently wearing the Eudaimonia backpack, featuring artwork by Patrick Moran. And here you can see what I’m carrying with me daily all laid out on the table.
My laptop has a Gaping Void decal that I admire every single time I pull my computer out of the bag. One sketch pad for Badass Backpacks, and another one for other work. Swimming in the small front pocket of my bag are some post-it tabs, lots of pens, one pencil & one pencil sharpener, my altMBA challenge coin, a simple measuring tape, an eye-glass handkerchief, and my business cards case from Moo.com. The electronics tossed in my bag are my magic mouse, my Grado Prestige headphones, several chargers, a compact flash reader, and too many USB flash drives along with an external hard drive: all a testament to the fact that “Graphics Time” dominates my task list on more days than not. Nancy recently gifted me Daniel Pink’s new book, “When” (a great book about timing), and I purposely placed the bottle of excedrin that I always carry right next to Kaci Kai’s new book, “It Happens to Strong People, Too”, a book of poetry that hits me like a wave of mercy… like excedrin. I get headaches, and I’m grateful for every little mercy.
Nikki is one of the collaborators working with us to bring the new Amaryllis bag to life. I love her post on instagram about what she carries with her, and I love the nudge to think about what I am carrying with me. I’ll be keeping my eye on the tribe of military spouses that follow the Milspo Project as they continue to explore: #whatwecarry