I realize I'm going to be carrying loads of books to and fro once college classes start. And I realize I'll never want my beloved MacBook to leave my side. But the thought of carrying a backpack pains me. I was into backpacks in kindergarden. I was still a fan in first, even second, grade. But once I grew up and grew sense, I knew backpacks weren't for me. I was more of a chic tote kind of girl. The thing is, as a fourth grader, you don't exactly carry 5-lb books around. At that age, my only concern was carrying around my Bonnebell Lipsmacker collection and a little tote was sufficient for that... even though it was quite an impressive collection.
So for the moment, I talked myself into a college backpack, something practical (read: boring) and comfortable (read: dowdy). I went to check out Jansport and North Face varieties and was thisclose to buying one, but then a news flash hit me like a pile of bricks: why buy something I don't like?
And then another news flash hit me: would I rather carry an ugly "pack" for four years or have hunched, sore shoulders for the rest of my life? Does it even have to come to this, though?
Are there any college girls that could offer me some wisdom? Should I take the plunge and invest in a backpack? Should I opt for a chic tote? Or is there an alternative, a stylin' backpack? I'm anxiously awaiting some direction.