I've had this bag for 10 or maybe even 15 years. It was the first one I ever liked, because it was small, black, sturdy and had lots of compartments.
And then it developed a hole.
It was just a small hole at first, but then I noticed that quarters were at risk of falling out.
Soon thereafter, I noticed the strap was fraying.
My teenage daughters started making increasingly pointed comments about finding a replacement. ("MOM....!")
And then I started noticing that it was often stuffed to the gills, making it hard to find things, and get them out.
And most sadly of all, my wonderful new phone - the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - did not fit easily into its appointed compartment.
What was my problem?
Easy. I never thought I'd find another one I liked.
But I did, and it's actually better. The new bag is also black and sturdy, but it is larger, lighter, and holds everything in roomy comfort - including my ginormous phone. And it has even more compartments than the old one.
You know what's coming next: The metaphor!
And what comes next is often better.
Productivity blogger LG Earnest offers a free guide to help you figure this out:
|Earnest, LG (2013). ReclaimYour Time: A Guide to Editing Your Life|