As I am attempting to use a really cool play on words for this post, I keep hearing the voice of Erykah Badu singing repeatedly... One day all them bags gone get in yo way...so pack light. Therefore, I must oblige and follow the flow and let the spirit use me lol. Last week, while on my artist date that quickly turned into a thrifting scavenger hunt I followed all of the signs that led me to Found Memphis where I found a bag I've wanted for so so long... A VINTAGE AFRICAN BUCKET BAG.
Discovering this bag meant so much more than just another coveted vintage piece in my collection... so much more. It was a revelation that manifestation and asking for the true desires of my heart are owed to me---that I deserve them. If I go back up to the significance of Badu's lyrics and why---still today it's on repeat, everything will make sense. Today being the last day of February and now that I have closed it out, I can truly say the experiences, content, journal entries, and conscious purge to let go of things that no longer serve purpose JUST to make room for what I want has finally culminated. This year and for many years to come, I no longer want to pack and hold on to toxic things and people, material things and clutter and baggage. It weighs me down. I can't move as freely physically, metaphorically or spiritually.
Layer peeling, now on a superficial and stylishly level, I wanted this bag, a bucket bag, so that I can carry my camera and notepad while traveling. I wanted something really sleek, functional and stylish to take on trips like this random road trip to Nashville this past weekend. Traveling with children baggage is important. You have to keep in mind less is more, the less you have to worry about hauling the better. This bag came in handy I tell you.
One of my goals for the rest of the year is to hit the road or air, explore new cities and even my own, enjoy new food and people, and create memories to last a lifetime. I can't wait to share with you all so much of what I have discovered and plan to discover. Here's to welcoming March as we move a little lighter into spring.