I assumed that the summer after my freshman year of college was going to be relaxing, fun, and rewarding. Thankfully, it was. However, to my surprise, I found these qualities in the place I was least expecting. My home away from home for the summer was the Ridgefield Thrift Shop.
This is where I spent several hours every day getting lost in the bustling nature of the store. During the shop hours of 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., there is always a constant stream of not only customers in the front of the store, but donations coming in the back drop-off doors, as well. The store is inspirational to everyone who walks through the doors, but the real gem is hidden in the back.