Posts tagged nostalgia
This Will Make You Put Your Phone Down

I was in line at Whole Foods buying dinner. Normally, I would be holding my to-go box in one hand and looking down at my phone in the other. On this night, I decided to stay off my phone, just this once. That’s right when one of those moments happened. The kind that you’ll remember forever. And I can’t believe I would have missed it if I was on my phone.

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5 Songs You Need for a Cool Girl Playlist

Recently, I was working on a project for a small local business. While putting together some ideas on brand identity, I asked the question, “What is the theme song of your business?” It’s not something that’s usually asked, so it took a few minutes to answer. This got me thinking on how to take this reflection one step further. What would you choose as the theme song for your own life?

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The Top 10 Halloween Trends From the 90's

We all know how it begins. ‘I was working in the lab late one night….’ And we did the mash. We did the Monster Mash with our entire elementary school. Any 90’s kid will tell you about the best day of the year when we got to wear our costumes to school and walk in the annual Halloween parade. These 90’s Halloween trends will take you right back into trick-or-treating in your Spice Girls costume, praying for full sized candy bars from your neighbor with the biggest house.

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Halloween 1992: Capturing The Moment

Lately, I’ve been feeling under stimulated by social media. Especially when I go on Instagram, I no longer feel the magic behind photo sharing. Everything has started to look the same, and I’m seeing how quickly trends evolve, reach their capacity, then burn out.

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1997: A Norwegian Breakfast on the Farm

Throughout my childhood, my Norwegian grandmother used to take me on trips to Europe just the two of us every year. My most memorable summer was spent on our family’s farm in 1997 when I was 6-years-old. We stayed with my great-grandparents in their small town called Øyjord outside of Narvik, Norway (population estimation around 100, no joke). As a young child, staying on the farm for about a month at a time, with no one my age, made me really homesick after just a couple days.

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A Sentimental Longing or Wistful Affection for the Past

Lately I’ve realized how often I find myself lost in a state of nostalgia. Longing for those simpler times, I contemplate how I would do things differently, realize how I didn’t know what to appreciate at the time, and desperately wish that I could go back to be in that place again. For me, nostalgia is like a highlight reel of overexposed, slow motion movie clips that only show the best memories. Or a trailer that gives you just a glimpse of the noteworthy scenes and makes you want to see the whole movie.

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