In a turn of events this week, I won an Instagram contest. The image above is 1 of 10 pictures that I got to personally chose and print at the coolest new vending machine in town. Photojet hosted the contest on their Instagram and the winner gets 10 prints!
This little win was a nice way to end the week. After going through a hard couple of days emotionally and energetically, this little surprise was the light at the end my tunnel. Everyone enjoys the nostalgia of a physical picture. It was also a nice memory of 90s culture photo developing.
So this little contest, and this special little picture, in particular, are two tiny shining reasons why I am going to work to keep my chin up. I must stay motivated about the new goals set in place for 2017.
Hopefully, in time, I can find a comfortable balance to share deeper content without treating social media like a personal diary. Until then, vague and ambiguous phrasing will have to suffice. After all, Nasty Trash is a personal project.
To end this week on a positive note, I encourage you to count all of your tiny victories as grand blessings. Each individual moment has the ability to fill you up inside with joy. I know this is much easier said than done, but it is a decent practice to pursue. And if you are in the Helsinki area, and you could use an extra token of appreciation, check out Photojet at Iso Omena!
xx – nasty trash