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What's in My Bag, But Make It ADHD

I don’t know about anyone else, but I tend to be a “just in case” packer. I don’t know what the “just in case” is, but I know it’s for something, and that causes me to pack for quite literally everything. I’m not talking about traveling, I’m talking about my everyday purse. The purse I take to Target, Publix, the park, you name it. The good news is that I’m almost always prepared for every potential situation, but the bad news is that there are a bunch of random things in my purse that weigh me down.

When you have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) you can have issues with object permanence and clutter. As much as I think my purse approach makes me prepared, I can’t pretend it doesn’t leave my purse extremely, well, cluttered. 

Here’s what’s in my (Mary Poppins) bag, with the only context being that I have ADHD. 

Wallet AirPods Phone

(not pictured because I used my phone to take pictures of everything else)

Book (“Amari and the Great Game” by B.B. Alston to be precise) Mosquito repellent bracelet A pen A notebook A dog toy Two different lipsticks Two lip glosses


A singular sock (?) A brush pen Nail clippers A MetroCard for the NYC subway (I live in Florida, for the record) $1.37 in change An apple pencil An apple pencil nib A random key

Some of these things make sense. Others…not so much, but that’s what’s in my ADHD bag. What’s in yours?

Target Parke Extreme

My Bag