In My Bag – Work Edition

When I was a kid, I loved back to school.  It wasn’t going back to class or meeting new teachers that I loved… it was the preparations.  Making lists of what school supplies to stock up on, picking my first day of school outfit, packing my backpack… I lived for that!

With starting my new job tomorrow, I saw this as an opportunity to let my inner keener shine!

My commuting bag is packed and all ready to go!  I’m using my Michael Kors tote which I bought when I went back to work after my second mat leave.

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It is big enough to hold all my stuff but easy enough to bring on the subway.

Here’s what I’m bringing with me for my first day…

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1. My wallet.  Kind of a no-brainer but I wanted to highlight this because it is new.  I got it as part of a 3 for $10 sale so $3.30… score!  It is big enough to also fit my phone.

2. My make-up case.  In here I’ve got a compact, chap stick, lip stick, hand sanitizer, hand cream, a nail file, eye drops, a glasses cleaning cloth, mints, a toothbrush and toothpaste.

3. A case for my phone-related gear.  This is a camera case but it works perfectly to compactly store my phone charger and a pair of headphones.

4. Some stationary.  I’m fairly certain I will be given office supplies at my new job but just in case, I’ve brought some things to get me through the first day… a notebook, a few pens and a mini-calendar.

5. A coin purse.  Because my new job is located downtown, I will now be commuting on the subway.  This is a cute way to store my tokens.

6. A travel mug.  My new office has a Starbucks a couple doors over… this could get dangerous!  Like the coffee cup cozy?  My sister-in-law made it for me for Christmas.  Thanks Michelle!

7. A travel shopping bag.  I am very close to shops and may be tempted to do some shopping on my lunch break 🙂

In addition to the items above, I’ll also pack my lunch and a pair of shoes which I will change into once I’m inside and safe from the snow!

Anything I’m missing?  What would you bring to work on your first day?

 

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