In life, we are always thinking of our future destinations. For me, I have idolized the Northeastern Region of the United States. Its landscapes, the weather and the people have always fascinated me. While creating the bag I am pictured with, I intended on creating the feelings I have for this area.
I think it is important to focus on not so much of the past or the present, but the future. We’re constantly creating a path for ourselves, and to some degree, this future is somewhat unknown. We visualize the things we want and the places we want to go, and are hopeful to reach those goals and destinations. There’s always the classic saying, it’s the small things in life that count. So creating this bag, i.e. the small thing, is but a large thing in reminding me of what I want my future to become.
I feel I am a person who not necessarily goes by impulse, but one who goes on their gut feeling. So when I found this Maine tote bag, I knew it would be mine. As far as converting it into a carry-on bag, I find it more valuable than a tote because I constantly carry it in my bag, with the valuables essential to the items I use on a daily basis. I see totes as more of an outfit choice, rather than something used every day. With a carry-on, I know I will be using it everyday. This keeps me focused on my future, rather than my past or even my present.