19 5 / 2013
I moved to NYC right out of college. It was an easy move via the greyhound, as my school was in Philly. I’d traveled to NYC often and had interned there the summer prior.
After a few weeks of apartment-hunting, I chose a 5-story walk-up in Soho that I’d share with two guys I’ve since nicknamed “Frank and Beans.” The allure of the storied loft spaces and chic boutiques outshone the facts that my rent was $1300/month, our floor was so uneven that my dresser drawers flew open, my bedroom window opened to a brick wall, and Frank and Beans and I weren’t a match made in heaven.
That was five years ago.
Since that time, I like to think that I’ve matured a bit and have come to understand what it is I actually value. That introspection fueled my move to Austin and my choice to start Refrosh.
The ups and downs I encountered in my immediate post-grad life would have been softened dramatically had something like Refrosh existed for me then. During those years in New York, making new friends was as big a struggle as getting my wash to the laundromat and coping with the fact that my brilliance was neither apparent nor appreciated in my first job!
I think if I had established a network of pals in my same boat, I would have been better able to understand this period of my life at that time. With Refrosh, I’d like to make that possible for YOU. Whether you’re in your early 20’s and just starting out or in your late 30’s and dealing with issues specific to that life stage, I want you to be able to connect with people who will get you. That’s what this is about.