The Floater

Erin in her natural habitat: outdoors with dogs in Massachusetts on her family farm.

Who is the floater?

Hi everyone! My name is Erin and from here on out you’ll know me as the floater. I come from a small town outside of Boston, MA where I grew up riding horses, playing and bickering with my three siblings, playing outside until my mom dragged me back inside, and learning as much as possible. I’m now the mom of a boston terrier/ french bulldog named Bean who is the light of my life. She came into my life about a year ago with my boyfriend Connor, and having her helped immensely with the time apart a deployment caused

So what do I mean by floater? 

I’m an introvert who truly loves and values the connections I have with other people. I often view myself as an individual human, floating around among other humans, doing the best that I can. I have never really had a “group” of people, and the times when I do find myself in a group it usually started as a random mix of people that I jumbled together and that all happened to get along. I love being a floater – it opens me up to all types of people. I have a friend who is a nomad, traveling full time and linking up with new people, jobs, and communities to get by. I have a friend who is an electrical engineer who works her ass off daily both at work and inspiring young girls to learn to code. I have a friend who researches frogs at Harvard and travels to Central America for parts of the year to collect data. I have a friend who speaks fluent French and is a math genius. And I have a friend who is a fox who lives 15 minutes from my house and who I bonded with immediately. We bonded over a passion for education, children, and culture. We impact each other positively, pushing each other to health, happiness, and new adventures. So here we are at our newest adventure, A Fox and a Floater – I hope you enjoy following along!