Am I the only one? Bueller…

Growing up in the “middle of nowhere” made me really appreciate going into “town” to go shopping.  I pretty much romanticized it in my head about how great city living was (because of the opportunity to shop) and I solidified in my mind from a very early age that I would live in as many major cities around the world as I could.  So far I have made it to Toronto.  That’s it.  And the longer I am here, the more I realize my dream of city life shopping isn’t exactly all it’s crack up to be.

First of all – I feel like living in the  middle of nowhere allowed me to realize the value of saving my money for that one special item I saw the week prior when I was in town.  Now that I live in the city and have everything at my finger tips I spend my money much faster.  Secondly I live in the city which means: expensive and I generally have no $ for fun things.  All this being said the recent ban on plastic bags here in Toronto reminded me of a bazaar fetish I had growing up: collecting pretty (or what I thought were special) plastic bags from the purchases I made “in town”.  I would covet these bags and fold them up and hoard them under my bed and take them out to admire every now and again… weird, right?  haha! well I eventually grew out of my hoarding weird objects phase (I think?) and disposed of them. I thought it would be fun to see what kind of cool bags are out there now. Enjoy!

I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE!!! Check out the next picture! This person just had more vision to make their odd collection into a master piece- oh, how I wish I saved my bags!  What is/was your weird childhood collection/obsession?


2 thoughts on “Am I the only one? Bueller…

  1. You’ll be happy to know that all bags from the “under the bed collection” have gone to good homes via Moms gift bag recycling program.

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