52 Blog Posts in 52 Weeks

To avoid cliché introductions, I am going to dive right into the meat of this post. I have now completed 52 blog posts, once a week, for an entire year. A resolution I had set for myself just over a year ago. To reiterate my feelings on resolutions, they are powerful! The beginning of a new calendar year is more often than not an emotional process for me.

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In years past, my only source of reflection and collection are the journals I keep. The retiring of an old used agenda-journal, the introduction to a fresh clean one, a lot crosses the mind. Memories or days, or weeks past, the souvenir stickers that decorate the cover, quote of inspiration that helped from the year, and water stains from days less inspirational. This year I am beyond grateful to say goodbye to 2017. Looking ahead, I mostly feel relief, because whatever may happen, I fully believe answers are on the horizon, and soon my year-long questions will be resolved.

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I embody the ability to completely engulf myself in nostalgia, for better or worse, and this blog is a great place to scroll endlessly of moments and thoughts that have come to pass. It is a modern medium far different from my analog style. The excitement is still here, I can still feel it just as I did 365 days ago.

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So for those of you who may be asking, ‘Will the blog continue?’, the answer is yes! In 2018 I will continue to upload weekly. I will continue to produce content, capture the images of my life, and write to express my passions, concerns, and interests. As for the complete vision of the new year, that is unclear. For now, I wish to ring in the New Year with my husband and focus on all that is good in the world and in my life.

xx – nasty trash

My First Post

New year resolutions are some of my favorite traditions. The idea of a fresh start, and setting new goals to better yourself just seem like too good of a deal to pass up. My Dad always told me, “plan your work, work your plan”, so that is the idea with Nasty Trash. A place for me to plan, work, create, and produce content on a schedule to enhance my cathartic creative process.

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I plan to post once a week for 52 weeks. I plan to not disappoint. I plan to keep the content light and friendly with a subtle personal touch. I plan to share personal anecdotes. I plan to share information about local businesses and insight about current attractions in my city.

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Not only will this project push me to relearn everything Myspace taught me about coding in 2003, but I will begin to study more about photography, writing, and actively search for inspiration on a weekly basis. This is going to be a good year!

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Follow along or drop in periodically, Nasty Trash is here to stay! On that note, I challenge you to create a project for yourself this year. Give yourself a resolution that challenges you to hold yourself accountable. Make it specific, make it a little bit difficult, and push yourself in a direction that may not seem comfortable. Whatever your project, do something that will hold you accountable for your actions. Be sure to create a community as you progress to learn and grow in your new year!

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xx-nasty trash