Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I'm Ready To Go

Today, Big C and I made the trip to the college bookstore and bought our textbooks for the next semester.  When we got back home, I cleaned out my book bag and got it packed. Check out the photo below.
It's a very deceptive looking bag, isn't it? You probably couldn't guess what all is in it, right? And you wouldn't imagine that it is HEAVY either. I almost have to bend over double to carry it.  It's that heavy. Now I know why my left arm, even after being broken, is much stronger than my right arm.  It's because I carry this bag on my left shoulder and am constantly picking it up with my left arm. It gets a major workout for 16 weeks straight. So...what makes this bag so heavy?
It's because I have all this stuff in it. There are:
6 textbooks
6 folders and 6 notebooks
and a bag of pens, pencils, highlighters, post-it notes, a calculator, ear buds, a flash drive, and then an emergency baggie (not shown) of tissues, Tums, cough drops, nail clippers, and $2 in quarters.
I would never have thought that all of these things together would weigh so much if I hadn't already carried this same bag for the past four months.  I swear that this semester's bag feels even heavier than it did last semester. My left arm is going to be quite muscular by May.


  1. Switch arms and shoulders from time to time so that you can also develop your right arm! Actually, I was thinking more about your back, you do not want to antagonize any back problems. I'm so glad that you are enjoying school and very proud of you {altho i have nothing to do with your success!!}. Way to go, Shelly!!