This happens every year - the giant purse I have been dragging around with me for the past 11 months is starting to show its age. The zippers no longer close. The buttons are falling off. The lining has a hole it in. The strap is cracking and flaking. All signs that it is time... time to get a new purse.
The worst part about having a purse big enough to fit my wallet, my make-up and practically an entire change of wardrobe (if needed) is that I cannot downsize. Trust me, I've tried. I call this, the curse of the big purse. Ever since I purchased a big purse, and hauled my entire life around in it for years, I cannot downsize. There have been times when I've taken a chance and bought a smaller handbag, but as soon as I come to realize that the rarely used item I am frantically searching for in my new neatly-organized-tiny-purse is no longer in there, I'm out! Fact: the moment you remove something you never use from your purse, you will need it. I inevitably end up switching back to a purse that is of gigantic proportions, and the cycle begins again.
The curse of the big purse is real.