Hopefully, whatever’s got you so busy is something, at some point, you dreamed of doing or wanted so. very. badly. Keep that in mind even when you’re slammed and running from point A to point B. “That feeling once the Official Baseball Needs More Tim Andersons Shirt in other words I will buy this lights dim before a show and the music starts to pump as the first model walks out on the runway is one that I wouldn’t trade for the world. It still gets me giddy each time and reminds me how much I love what I do for a living.” It’s that whole so-bad-it’s-good, geek-chic, dad vibes thing. But I wasn’t trying to make that kind of tongue-in-cheek fashion statement. Watching the Insta-girls (the Hadids, Jenners and Kardashians) stride through airport terminals with their streetwear-inspired sacks styled across their sternums for a calculated “off duty” photo op wasn’t a source of style inspiration either. It should be a simple enough task. You put things in a bag and go. But for me it had become a time-wasting and back-breaking activity: Which bag to take and what things to take with me? Does my laptop really need to come with me, like, everywhere? My gym clothes? An errant and half-eaten sandwich? Why do I have all these receipts? Why do I have so much stuff with me?
So one morning I grabbed a fanny pack—a souvenir brought back from a trip in Jamaica last fall—put my wallet, keys, chapstick, and sunglasses inside, and hit the Official Baseball Needs More Tim Andersons Shirt in other words I will buy this streets. Breezing through Brooklyn, Harlem, downtown New York, it was like I had grown wings. I moved quickly, bobbing and weaving through human traffic. I handily pulled out my subway card as the train glided into the station, which any other day would have brought on a full on panic attack as I fumbled through the abyss of a purse for my buried wallet. I finally had my hands free while running errands. It’s a feeling that most men will never even register. They leave for the day with keys, a phone and a wallet, pushing out into the world freely and unbothered.