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HELLO

My name is Erin, and I live in Boston. I enjoy yoga, spin class, stand up comedy, and traveling. I will always choose to watch The Office and Parks and Rec over and over again on Netflix, rather than start a new show. I believe ribeye steak and ice cream are the best foods on the planet; even in Kindergarten when my teacher asked me what my favorite food was, I said steak. But let’s dig a little deeper…

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MY FUTURE

I spent years simply going through the motions. I lived in disbelief that anyone could ever really love their job. I thought a job was simply something you do to pay the bills and nothing more; mostly because that was all my experience ever showed me. I had jobs that I liked, but nothing that I ever really looked forward to. I had jobs that I thought I was supposed to enjoy, but never truly did. For the last 6 years, I had a “safe” job. However, it caused me so much stress, in and out of the office. I lost sleep at night worrying about the years ahead. I saw people I worked with who had been so jaded, and I hated the idea of this being my future.

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THE GOLDEN GIRLS

People would ask me what I wanted to do, and I was unable to come up with an answer. I would give answers that weren’t genuine, just what I thought was “right.” On many occasions, I told my mom I wanted a job where I could eat a good breakfast while watching The Golden Girls every day. I spent hours fixing up my resume and applying to jobs that I didn’t even want. I didn’t just feel stuck, I felt trapped. Not just trapped in a job I didn’t like, but trapped in a life that was unsatisfying. I felt like I was letting down myself, my family, and the universe.
I thought about things I was passionate about, and things I liked to do, no matter how small or insignificant I thought they may seem. I thought about what I would do if money was no factor. Over the last couple of years, I have found it very therapeutic to purge my closet. I love getting rid of things that don’t serve me and giving them to someone who can appreciate them. I thought about how I could do this for a living, and on top of that, what if I could help others do the same, and do it for a worthy cause?
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ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

On a more personal note, I have had several family members suffer with Alzheimer’s and dementia. On top of their struggles, I saw what the illness does to family members; as my family became caretakers, the stress of the illness grew within everyone. After seeing my family go through this, I don’t want anyone to have to go through it again. My life has been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, but others have different illnesses impact them.
After a lot of soul searching, hard work, and the support of some amazing people, I created a business that helps everyone: You clean out your closet and send us your clothes you no longer want. We take those clothes, resell them to others who want them, and a portion of those sales get donated to a worthy cause. We aim to raise funds for, and bring awareness to, the many epidemics that we face in the world.
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