Hello to both YOU and to Spring! I mean... Spring actually hasn't arrived yet but I am still more than ready for it. I'm ready for sunshine and flowers and baby birds and bunnies and kite flying weather and a BREAK from the cold, freezing rain, and crazy weather that has made it so I have to go to school for three extra days into my summer vacation. (Do you have to make up snow days too? I'm not looking forward to that at all.)
Speaking of getting a break, Spring Break is coming up and I am so excited for it because this is the first year that I get to actually go someplace!! I am going to be visiting my friend Portia who lives down south where it's warm and she can actually go SWIMMING every day if she wants to. And even though my trip is kind of far off from now, my parents surprised me with a suitcase to take with me for the trip!
The suitcase is by a company called Journey Girls and it's sold at Toys R Us. The whole travel set comes with the suitcase and some other stuff too (that I don't really need) but the suitcase is one of my favorite things of the whole set!! It has WHEELS on it and a handle that makes it easy to maneuver and looks kind of like the fancy suitcases that you might see fancy (and important) busy people wheeling around the airport.
I mean, I'm not all that fancy and maybe not even all that important but I AM a business person, right? I mean I have my own little Etsy shop so that means that I am a real business person, right?
My parents have traveled quite a bit and they told me that there are a few really important things about a good piece of luggage and one of them is that it should be easy for you to manage carrying while you're in the airport. We have a rule in my family that if you pack it, you're in charge of it! This keeps it so that nobody can pack a really heavy suitcase and then try and make someone else carry it for them. Lucky for me - my suitcase has wheels AND the perfect sized handle for me to scoot around the airport and not have to carry it even if it is heavy!
Even better than having my suitcase be on wheels (and even more important according to my parents) is having a suitcase look uniquely yours. My suitcase came with these great stickers so that I could decorate it any way I want and that will make it easier for me to recognize it when I am picking it up in baggage claim. Something that isn't good though is that I might have made it look a little bit too pretty and I don't want someone to steal it. At least if that happens though, there's no way disputing that it absolutely is mine, right?
I am really super-duper excited to go on Spring Break even if it is weeks and weeks away. I started to pack my suitcase already but then my mom saw me and said, "What the ham sandwich are you doing, Echo?" And then she made me take everything that I had packed out. Oh well. At least she let me decorate it!
Do you have a favorite suitcase? If you don't, I definitely recommend this one! I don't know when your Spring Break is happening, but maybe you can get a suitcase like mine and take it on your Spring Break too!