So this post is a lot less scandalous than it sounds. Basically, I’ve had several pieces of old, and in some cases, tattered clothing that I’ve held onto for years, I suppose because they all hold memories for me that I didn’t want to forget. So that I could get rid of all of these clothes and feel good about it, I photographed all of the pieces and then gave them to Goodwill. It made for a happy goodbye!
Here’s a little bit on each piece of clothing and why I’ve held onto it, starting from the top row and going left to right
- Black cotton blend polo with white and beige stripes – I got this polo to wear for my orientation to the American Red Cross/AmeriCorps NCCC program 2002, which took place in Washington, D.C. It was an extremely fun and slightly stressful few days that I remember fondly as my first initiation into the world oustide of college.
- Blue Fighting Illini t-shirt – On the subject of college, this is a t-shirt from the University of Illinois. I don’t know if I got this while I was in school there or afterwards, but this shirt is still a connection to all the amazingly fun times I had in college.
- Pink polo with white stripes – I got this polo a few summers after I started working at my current job, and I remember wearing it to work often and getting compliments on it from my co-workers. I guess this shirt reminds me of how much I like the people I work with.
- Plaid skirt – I actually thrifted this skirt in the fall thinking I would wear it while I was performing open mics and on my way to becoming a super amazing rock star. Since I don’t think that will ever actually happen, I figured I should get rid of it.
- Maroon shirt from Guatemala – I got this shirt from one of my college boyfriends. Although I don’t think I ever wore it on campus, I wore it a lot while I was living with my parents during my first year after college. It was a weird time in my life since I was living far away from most of my friends and waiting to move away to Germany the following year, but it was also a nice time with my parents. They’re great.
- Blue Red Cross t-shirt – I always found this t-shirt really funny and I guess it reminds me of my Red Cross co-workers. They were such a crazy bunch full of varying personalities and differing opinions, but I feel like working with them really shaped who I am. I learned a lot from them.
My memory is not the best, so I hope these photos will help preserve these moments in my life for me. Fingers crossed!