Gratitude and Joy, Travel

Day 171 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – The Case for the “Murse”

I hate to carry things … Having to hold onto briefcases, backpacks, even laptops in sleeve folios drives me crazy. I like to keep my hands free.

When I worked in an office, my coat pockets served as the place to put my credit card case (I don’t carry cash in a traditional wallet), keys and phone. But when shorts and polo shirts are one’s everyday wear, it’s often difficult to find places to carry these essential everyday items.

My idea of pocket essentials is admittedly minimal.

Our recent trip to Italy brought this to a head. I also needed to carry my passport, international drivers license, and a Moleskine cahier with a pen to write down notes and thoughts (like these!).

International travel demands a few extra pocket essentials.

Since I will NOT ever wear a fanny pack or carry even a small daypack so favored by many Americans, the  solution was a small leather case that Judy found online at Levenger. About the size of a paperback book, it’s the perfect size to hold all these things plus my American cash for when we get back home. It fits easily in the palm of my hand, not unlike a woman’s clutch. It’s my new man-purse, or murse.

My “murse” fits nicely in my hand.

I’m not saying I’ll use it all the time, but it is the perfect traveling companion for me. I’m grateful she found it and filled with joy that it eliminates my dilemma.

There’s a whole new world out there waiting to be explored. You have to carry stuff along the way, but at least there’s still many ways to travel light while taking the essentials!

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2 thoughts on “Day 171 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – The Case for the “Murse””

  1. Ha!! Well David has ALL that stuff and guess where it is during our International travels???? Yep it’s all in my purse and he just cares a tiny Red travel wallet he has used for years when we travel. My tiny cross body bag has always carried his essentials 😉


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