I remember the first luggage I ever owned. It was a set of purple L.L.Bean duffel bags with the name Trisha embroidered on the top, a high school graduation gift from my parents. I have since transitioned from purple to pink suitcases, and dropped the “a” off my name, but I have never not had a suitcase and surely have always had baggage.
We all have luggage, bags that we travel with for vacations, and bags that we lug around with us on a daily basis. There is nothing wrong with having baggage, in fact, it’s our baggage that makes us who we are. Where many of us go wrong is that we try to carry all of our bags at the same time all the time. We resist help out and are proud of how we can bottle up and manage to tote a life of luggage with us every day.
Let your friends and family help lighten your load and let go of your exhausting hubris that makes you think that you can do everything in life alone. Suitcases, no matter how beaten up and dilapidated, always have a story worth telling. Share yours and lighten your load.