Many, many years ago, I ditched my backpack and stubbornly took to carrying all of my books in hand. I would stuff my entire collection of notebooks, various bic pens (blue only please), my computer, water and snacks into my poor purses or totes and walk to class. Now, my arms are not strong to begin with, so I struggled daily to hold on to all of my personal belongings, a daily occurrence that worsened in the winter and became a huge predicament when it rained. But I vehemently refused to use a backpack – strange, I know. I eventually succumbed to borrowing my roommate’s bag and slowly understood the wonders of the backpack, vowing to get my own. So, with school almost a week away, maybe I should start thinking of fulfilling that promise, or suffer another year of dropping my possessions everywhere. Here is a composition of my favorites – because you can’t just have any old backpack, can you?