What’s in my (journalism) bag?

After a poll on Instagram, I will be showing you “what’s in my bag?” for journalism assignments:

The Bag:

This bag was a Christmas present from my sister; however, I do not think New Look stock it anymore. There were various colours, but I preferred the black version, as it was more professional. (I even wrote about this bag for The Growing Up Guide!)
There are two pockets inside; one is a zip-up, which is where I keep things such as my door key, train ticket, spare money, etc.
But if you’re looking for an alternative; this bag from ASOS is a good alternative. 


The contents of my handbag has a pretty fixed number of things that go with me everywhere I go. This feeds into my nature as a person with Aspergers; it’s rigid, and helps me with a number of things, such as planning, blocking out sound I can’t filter..

In no particular order:

-Purse. Very self-explanatory this one; it has all of financial-related things in it! It is currently a little bit bulky, due to my tendency to stuff receipts, scrapes of paper, etc in it.
-Headphones. (Phone not shown.) Wherever I go, I have my headphones. They act as a sensory block for particularly noisy places, allowing me to travel as I please. (It also helps in preventing what could be termed a meltdown.)
-Filofax. I like to plan. This small ring binder keeps track of my deadlines, appointments, finances, blog post ideas, books to read, films to see, story ideas..
-Jotter. I virtually always take a jotter with me everywhere I go. It has a bunch of my scribblings, thrown together; interview questions, shorthand, lists, ideas..
-Tiny perfume bottle. This is more as a confidence boost, really.
-Pens and pencils. I have a fear that one day I will run out of ink… So, it seems that I keep an excess of writing implements with me at all times.
-Press credentials. Yep.
-Memory stick and door key. The memory stick has been with me since 2010, and it’s on the point of breaking; however, it carries important documents. The key is so I can get into my house.

Other ‘bags’:

I am a nosy individual, so whenever I see a ‘bag’ centred post, I usually click to read it. Cristina over at Criddle Me This wrote about her versatile bag; I would love to one day own the red version. Gala Darling has also written about her bag; it’s also bright pink!    And if you’d like another version of this post, look what I wrote for an Autism charity! 

What’s in your bag?

Lydia x

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  1. April 9, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    You’re just like me in terms of always having a bazillion pens. I always have pens, colored markers, and all sorts of random writing utensils. You never know when you’re gonna need one! Great post Lydia xxx

  2. Lisa's Notebook
    April 10, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    I’d probably have to spilt a “What’s in my bag” into two posts becuase of the amount of Flora’s stuff I always have to carry, haha. I love this post, it’s so nice to be legitimately nosey 🙂 and I know what you need to put on your wishlist next, a new memory stick! xx

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