So I’ve been getting my Master’s online at Southern New Hampshire University since 2013. Getting any degree is a challenging affair, but a Master’s is a whole other ball game. Coupled with being an entirely online class, you need to be highly organized. I don’t claim to be highly organized, but over the course of 4 years I have been able to wrangle a successful (for me) organization system for my coursework. Courses at SNHU are 10 weeks long with each week called a “module”, and require you to participate in multiple discussions multiple times a week in addition to weekly assignments. It’s a lot to keep up with, and my normal way of doing homework (wait until roughly 24 hours before the assignment is due then panic and work all night) wasn’t going to cut it.
I effing hate purses. I like the concept of a bag that has all the things you need in it at any point in time, but purses never appealed to me. I like backpacks and messenger bags (read all about that insanity when I wrote about my Pilot) and pockets, but unfortunately clothing manufacturers and fashionistas still can’t seem to grasp that there are women who would rather put all their stuff on their person than in a clutch. Especially one that looks like it came directly out of a bubblegum factory.
So for my birthday recently I received a Tom Bihn bag, a Pilot. And I love it. I was never a “bag” person; I mean, I always had one and I always had stuff in it, but was more about convenience than it was about fashion or utility. I had shit to carry, I needed something to carry it it. My bags could have been grocery bags and it didn’t matter.
Until it did.