I’ve reached an age where I get tired of carrying a purse everywhere I go. Why do I do it? Habit I suppose.

Just like all women, I learned at an early age that I “needed” a purse for all the little things I “might” need during any given time away from the house. It’s ingrained in me to carry one.

When I go to work, it stays locked away from prying eyes until I leave. So why do I bother to bring it? Heaven only knows. I don’t even get my wallet out or my checkbook for that matter. I have a little change purse that I carry some cash in, a couple of credit cards, drivers license, and a debit card. That stays in my pocket as well as my keys.

I carry the purse when I go grocery shopping. Again, why? I don’t use a check when I get groceries. I only use the debit card and I don’t subtract my purchases from the checkbook until I get home. That purse stays on my shoulder the entire time and I don’t use it.

I do keep a camera in my purse, but I don’t use that unless I am going someplace specific to take pics. So why is that there?

I’ve come to the conclusion that a purse is an outdated accessory that needs to be relegated to a history museum. I plan on giving mine up. Less possibility of shoulder or back injury or theft. Heaven knows identity theft abounds. But if I don’t carry a purse, then any potential thief won’t have anything to steal.

Maybe you should rethink your purse too.

P.S. Here’s some useful information about what NOT to carry in your purse or wallet.




  1. I totally agree with you. The only reason I carry a purse (I kid you not), is because it’s harder for me to lose a big ol’ bag than a tiny wallet. The times I’ve carried just my credit card case, I find myself tapping my pockets, hoping it’s still there…or did it work itself out. All the other junk in there is simply bonus.

  2. It’s kind of “freeing” not carrying a purse everywhere I go. My little wallet stays put unless I take it out of my pocket. Just make sure you have deep pockets.

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