I don’t know about you, but as an avid thrifter, I am missing Goodwill. I never knew how much I loved Goodwill and visited until I could not go.

In the beginning of COVID-19, I confess that my bedroom floor was filled with Goodwill bags stuffed with goodies, I hadn’t unpacked. Therefore, I would open a bag every few days and act surprised by my finds. After 8 weeks, the thrill is gone. However, I am in no way complaining about my new found love for my space. I have discovered how to spray paint, reorganize more effectively, purge my closet, and cook healthier meals. 

It’s not even the act of purchasing items from Goodwill that I miss the most. It is seeing the friendly faces of sales associates, the clacking of hangers, and listening to the music. It’s an entire vibe in the stores and help create memories with best thrifting buddies. 

A few days ago, Carolyn asked a few Finding Your Good contributors to help create a collage that spelled out “I Miss Goodwill.” I thought it would be fun and started to work on my sign.

I didn’t want to go out to buy supplies, but use what I had here. A few months ago, I wanted to do a DIY project, which never got off the ground. However, I found alphabet stickers at Goodwill for 99 cents. As I opened the stickers, I discovered that there were also abstract stickers included in the pack. I was ready to make my sign and used the cardboard enclosed with the stickers as my poster board. My sign came out cute and my selfie is even cuter and all for one dollar!

Even though I miss Goodwill and its nostalgia; my hope is that the world will be safer and kinder. We will be more appreciative of each other and heal as a whole. I can’t wait! 


Amber Mixson

Fashion/Lifestyle Blogger

Amber is a fashion-blogging foodie and Instagram influencer with a passion for thrift store shopping. Her blog Eat N Style details her flair for cooking up not only tasty treats but inspired outfits as well. She has a passion for her community and is proud to serve others with her gifts. Follow her on Instagram (@eatnstyleblog) for more stylish tips and culinary adventures.