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Happy New Years, loves. I hope you enjoyed my latest book review from last week (Defiant Joy by Stasi Eldredge). This week I wanted to share with you a WHAT’S IN MY BAG feature.

Now that I have been on oxygen 24/7 for my fourth month consecutive, I have gotten the hang of carrying all my essentials around. Thanks to The Oaks Mall, I have this gorgeous and sturdy tan colored bag (see above) that I can carry around. But do not be surprised if it weighs a TON! That’s because I am needing to carry my portable oxygen machine not to mention the car charger and for long days such as when I recently went to Cedars-Sinai for the day on 26 December I took my backup battery (not pictured).

With all those essentials in my bag I hardly have any more room but alas I can fit in my portable stepping stool that serves as a foot rest. Due to my inability to sit at a ninety degree position for long without pain in the legs, I find my step stool to be invaluable when going out to dinner, church, the theater, etc. And since it folds up so nicely, I can get it into my bag (just barely) + my disabled person parking placard that is a huge help.

But what about my other essentials, you say? Aka the stuff you keep in a purse. Well I am already lugging this heavy bag on one shoulder so I cannot manage a purse on my other shoulder. If I had more strength and less pain perhaps I could but that is not the case here so for Christmas my mum and dad got me my new favourite accessory – a TINYAT travel fanny pack. I carry my small wallet  (that I bought in London, ahh memories), phone, chapstick, keys (not shown) and wrist braces. It’s a tight fit, for sure, but I am glad to say I have found a way to lug all my stuff around town. 😀

Hope this has been helpful and insightful for you! And now when you see my lugging my bag around you can sympathize for me, lol. Until next time,

WHAT’S IN MY BAG. (c) The Joyous Living.
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