The blog finally has a name, inspired by my AMAZING new backpack from Poler (Who you should most definitely check out.) They're based out of Portland, OR and they make pretty awesome outdoor gear. Anyways, a couple weeks back, I bought a yellow roll-top backpack from them, and I haven't had a chance to break it out, until a couple days ago, when I travelled about 2,000 miles from my apartment in Chicago, back to my hometown of Bainbridge Island, WA. Not bad for a first backpack outing! But this pack is going to log many, many more miles.
It's always said that you should have less things. That you must focus on the intangible in your life, and live through that. I completely agree with this, although there is another side to it. Of the physical items that we must possess, it is a good practice to be mindful of what you choose to surround yourself with. Things that are quality made is key, but equally as important, things that make you happy. Part of the reason that I chose this backpack, besides it being of great quality, was that I knew that I was going to have it for a long time, and I love the color yellow, because of it's relation to positivity (I mean come on, this is a pretty damn cool pack).
This backpack is going to accompany me to Europe in a few weeks (Details on that in my upcoming post!) I'll be flying alone several times, and my most valuable possessions are going to be in my backpack, so it's going to be my new best friend, essentially. What it boils down to is this: Be mindful of the things you possess. Take good care of them, keep them in good shape, and make sure that you fully enjoy and get the most use possible out of them. Otherwise, why own them?