The majority of my work days, I carry this Sweaty Betty quilted backpack. It’s pretty functional and quite well built and considering that it’s on the pricier end for a backpack, I would hope so! I also really like the two pockets at the side. On rainy days, one side is useful for an umbrella and the other side usually has a folded up tote bag.
Contents (top left, clockwise): work ID and pass, a pair of socks (as I wear theatre clogs at work with scrubs on the days where I’m in theatre), pencil case (usually a fountain pen, a gel pen and a biro are its core contents), a one litre flask, my work notebook (a surgical mask enclosed within it of course), chocolate covered rice cakes, a rollerball of peppermint and lavender essential oils gifted to me by one of my seniors a few months;’ ago and a tote bag.
I feel like I’ve managed to really decrease how much I carry around in my bag which my back will be grateful for in years to come.
My work bag often has my lunchbox in as well – I like to meal prep as the lunch options are not great at the hospital I work at. There’s usually a fair few more snacks in my bag including a piece of fruit. If I’m on-call (which are usually 12.5 hour shifts), they are often hectic and I find myself craving something sweet or salty and definitely not good for me. As a result, I try and carry a healthy sweet and a healthy salty snack.
Unfortunately, we don’t get allocated a locker at work otherwise my socks and snacks could be stored at work.
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