Daily Archives: April 12, 2022

bag 13: Pier 1 backsak

here we are again with a bag i tried to give away last year and there it was in my closet again. tell me if this is true for you: this pandemic brain thing – do you experience this? memory loss where you genuinely can’t remember how a thing happened?

usually, i take the bags that no one claims to dress for success or st. vincent de paul. i know some of the bags no one claimed went that route. so i suspect that there are a few bags that when i contemplated taking them, i said nahhhh, you’re staying here, sweet baby. of course this would be one of those bags.

which brings me to share this concept, which is a revised concept since i started giving away bags in 2014. yes, it’s a lenten discipline. yes, i need to get rid of stuff. yes, it’s a thing and not a person or extremely important in the larger scope of my life. and.

i get to decide. if i decide i want to give a bag away, cool. if i decide as i’m about to post it that i don’t want to give it away, cool. if i decide to keep it instead of taking it to a charity, cool. i think at the end of the process, i’ve been a human who followed a discipline and sacrificed and decided not to always sacrifice. which, in itself, is a sacrifice. but i’m not going to the cross with or for these bags.

when we let something go, we make space for something new. or we make space for space. when we hold on to something, the space is filled. this process of releasing through the last 8 years taught and teaches me a lot about what to bring in and what to leave in the store for someone else to enjoy.

sometimes, a bag gathers energy through the years based on several aspects, one being who i’m often with when i’m using that bag. this pier 1 bag is one i often used when i was with my friend Joy. so it has Joy energy. that’s a good thing.

if you’re interested in bag 13: pier 1 backpack, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with your name, address, and bag 13: pier 1 backpack. peace.

bag 12: Vera Bradley quilted bag – CLAIMED

here is the last Vera Bradley kiss clasp bag I have left. I had a couple of other ones that i found their way to the giveaway. i kept this one because i love the vintage look of the fabric and style of the frame bag. and, here we are.

i really do miss going to goodwill and shopping for bags. finding bargains and then getting a senior discount, that rush of knowing i got a good deal and recycled, online shopping does not duplicate those feelings. yet, i’m happy to be able to shop online. i will be glad to get out into the world a little more and venture into thrift stores again. someday.

if you’re interested in this Vera Bradley bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with your name, address, and bag 12: Vera Bradley quilted bag. Peace.