In my backpack, there are eight items that I carry around with me. I counted the seven pens/highlighters as one item because they serve the same purpose. In the top right of the photo is a blue portfolio binder. I do not like using the generic binders because they are bulky and easily break. The portfolio binder keeps my class work and notes organized. This displays some sense of personality for me since I do like to be somewhat organized. I have a laptop as well, and it is the most important item I own because it is the tool for all my academics. The pens and highlighters are for note-taking, and I like to use various colored pens when taking notes to keep the notes organized and easy to read. Whenever I feel like reading, I would take a few minutes to read the “Self-Realization” book that is shown in the bottom left of the picture. There really is no explanation to the choice of book, a person I encountered at the airport gave it to me. Such a random book, yet I have learned a lot and it has been eye-opening. I have two chargers, one for my laptop and the other for my phone. My phone is always somehow on low-battery so I need to bring a phone charger everywhere I go. I also bring a pair of blue-light glasses with me. To be honest, I have reaped no observable benefits from the glasses but they look cool so I wear them anyways. Lastly, is a water bottle because I always stay hydrated no matter what.
The image of all the items in my bag is representative of certain aspects about me, but not representative of my personality as a whole. From the sheer lack of items in my bag, it illustrates the minimalistic side of me and that I tend to only bring and have things that I deem necessary. The portfolio binder reveals my liking of being organized. Lastly, the book, “Self-Realization”, about Krishna consciousness, displays open-mindedness and the sake of learning new things. When I took out my items from my bag to take a picture, I debated whether or not to include the “Self-Realization” book in there. I was slightly insecure about what others would think of me reading such an unusual topic that I feel like is not really covered in current society. Representing myself in a catalog of the stuff in my bag is a type of writing because it involves analyzing the items in my bag and how they reflect upon me as a person. Similar in reading a passage, analyzing the passage, and then writing about your analysis of the passage, representing yourself in a catalog of the stuff in your bag is also a type of writing.