During my final year of Graduate School I decided I really wanted a backpack. Never in my six years of attending college (yep, you heard me right, six!) have I ever wanted and/or carried a backpack. I was always the kind of gal that wanted a large book bag that I could use as purse and also store my books/lunch/water bottle/coffee cup in. Looking back, I probably did awful things to my shoulders and back by letting all of the massive weight of my "school supplies" sit on one side of my shoulders, but back then backpacks really didn't seem "cool" to me.
Fast forward to about a month ago and I find myself in a tiny mountain store in Crested Butte, Colorado, eyeing this pretty yellow, and very lightweight backpack. The idea of having a backpack this year had been swirling around in my mind for a few weeks now, and it dawned on me that this one would be perfect for my backpack needs (not heavy, a nice solid color, and flexible i.e. I could stuff whatever I needed to inside of it).
Sunglasses: Ray Bans
Backpack: Mont Bell
Moccasins: Minnetonka Moccasins
Well, the verdict is out and I LOVE this backpack. It fits everything I need on a daily basis for an afternoon at school, doesn't hurt my shoulders/back, and leaves me hands free (now I can carry my coffee without worrying about spilling it). I still find it so funny that I am finally a backpack girl (and in my last year of school too), but I'm happy that I found something that works for me and plan on using it every school day from here on out.
Are you into backpacks, or were you when you were attending school? What are you up to today?