Day 210: Goodbye to My Clothes

Goodbye Clothes

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!

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