This past Wednesday was the fourth and last class of the Memories to Memoirs writing course that I’m taking with OLLI ~ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute @ UVA. The assignment was to write about ‘an item in my closet that I still use and that holds lots of memories for me’. Here’s the link to the third class ….. (Me in the Middle of Memories of Opening the Door)
My Travel Companion
In 1995, two flight attendants looking for a travel companion that would be stylish with many pockets, founded Baggalini. Baggalini Crossbody Travel Bags make it easier to move from place to place with a sense of safety and security while keeping everything you need at your fingertips and in its place. Just what I was looking for when I set out on my first foreign trip to England in 2001.
This bag, tucked away on the top shelf in my closet, has since been my travel companion on many exciting and happy memories. It seemed to be the perfect choice for this week’s writing assignment ~ ‘Write about an item in your closet that you still use and holds many memories.’ Foreign travel to the Middle East and Ireland were trips of a lifetime. Air travel to see family in Arizona, Ohio and Vermont were made easier with this little bag, especially when I had mobility issues with the onset of age-related medical problems.
There was a time when I thought the opportunity to travel by air would never happen for me and my Baggalini reminds me that dreams do come true no matter how old you are. It will remain on the top shelf of my closet, within my reach, for those spontaneous moments when the chance to travel becomes a reality once again. Life is a Journey!