If the inside of a woman’s purse is the window to her soul, then I am very much screwed.

It dawned on me the other day as I reached down into my once beautiful Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, that my purse has now become a laboratory for filth… an endless abyss of coins (not the kind that help at a meter), leaky pens, tampons (that scream toxic shock), and crumbs from snacks that look like they’ve gone through the food processor…. I’m scared to reach inside. I’m scared of my own purse.
I don’t quite know how I have become LITERALLY a crazy bag lady…. But I have. Want a broken bangle? I’m your gal! Need seventeen health insurance cards… from 2004? Hello! Looking for a lip gloss that you’d have to smash open to get the last drop of color from? Look no further!
Friends, my purse is a danger zone. Stick your hand inside and it’s MANICURE SUICIDE.
But what can I do? The state of my purse is a direct reflection of my life and right now I’m on over drive and in auto pilot… I’ve got A LOT on my plate… A lot of messy, scattered, and unorganized things going on……
Fortunately, it’s the little things in life right now like Baby-Ko’s obsession with Lady Gaga (aka Goo-Goo Ga-Ga) that helps the state of affairs feel a little less frantic. That is… when I don’t have a headache from listening to it on a loop. Of course, I shouldn’t complain. My purse IS chock full of ibuprofen packets should I need some….


FILED UNDER: A Little Life

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  1. Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
    Mine is horrible too!!

    If you need to know what I've bought three months ago you can probably find the evidence in there.

    I've lost things in my bag. Someone will ask me to put something in there while we're out and when she asks for it back my bag has digested it!

    Marc bag? MY dream bag!
  2. Alli B.
    Sunday, June 13th, 2010
    haha what is wrong with us???! LoL I second the comment below as well! (Cept'I can prolly provide evidence of past purchases dating further back than 3 months :-/ ) oy. Life Coach/Organizer Guru referral anyone?
  3. Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
    Thank you for being brave and coming forth confessing to your membership to the "The Pursezilla Club"! Oh and the video of your child singing Paparazzi. Priceless!
  4. Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
    Oh girlfriend. You should have entered my Most Cluttered Purse Contest.
    Dirty purses and cars are a sign of intelligence.
  5. Friday, August 13th, 2010
    I so hear you! My husband is always getting on my about cleaning it out but who is he to lecture me? hehe I have old gum, crazy kid figurines, band aids, you name it... except for money, of course!