I read an article recently that said most purses contain three items: keys, a wallet and a phone. So why the hell is mine so heavy?
A few days ago I realized my right shoulder was killing me. Aching like I'd done kind of strenuous workout. Since I've avoided anything strenuous beyond typing, I know it wasn't a workout style injury. It didn't occur to me that it was purse-related until my friend lifted my purse and then cried, "Are you carrying bricks in this thing?!"
Shockingly, no. There are no bricks. And when I dumped out the contents of my purse I realized that there was no single, solitary item that accounted for the weight. Sure there was a lot of loose change. And paper receipts. And a small hardcover book. And a paperback. And lipstick. But, hey, any one of those items alone doesn't amount to a whole lot.
So for two days I've not carried a purse. Cell phone, cash and keys have been in my pocket. And guess what? No aching shoulder. But I feel like I'm missing something. After all, I've been carrying a purse for a lot of years...
I don't know how long I can go without a purse. I can feel myself wavering. How about you? What's in your purse that's weighing you down?