I have a trauma with big bags. You see: when I was little, I used to be very small. Skinny and tiny. So when I started school at the age of 6, I got teased that it was unclear if I carried my backpack or the backpack carried me. My class mates always wanted me to sit in my school backpack to see if I would fit. I refused.

This didn’t keep them from lifting me up and generally considering me weak. Until I beat up the class bully. That taught them. Well, I’d wish. Even in secondary school, they tried (and just did without asking) to lift me up. To this date, I hate big bags and get carried around.

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Until I saw this bag. Isn’t it gorgeous?! I knew I wanted to personalize it for summer (with the option to redo the design when I got sick of it).

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You can find the whole tutorial for this DIY summer beach bag over on Alpenwelt Versand (in german but with lots of pictures).

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Now even in this picture: doesn’t it look like, I could fit in the bag?! I don’t. I tried. Without somebody pushing me, I feel comfortable to do that. Overcome your fears, am I right?

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I can also imagine changing the look and doing my initials like in my signature shirt. Or my first name. So nobody can take this baby from me.

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Now. Carry on!

Post sponsored by Alpenwelt Versand