If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am currently partaking in the 100 Happy Days Challenge. It’s a super fun challenge where you post a single photo a day to either Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. You can also email your photos to the 100 Happy Days people if you prefer to not share publicly. This challenge stood out to me because it challenges you to consider what makes you happy each day. A few days into the challenge, I realized coffee made me happy, almost too much. I realized I needed to take one or two moments a day to figure out what made me happy, which was both rewarding and odd at times. I started this challenge with my friend, Kate, and it’s more fun doing the challenge with a friend because I get to see her photos, and it helps keep me accountable to continue the challenge because I have someone to do it with! Since we go to school together, we joked when we first started the challenge about how we basically had similar photos everyday because we were always doing fun things together! Summer vacation is great because we get to see what each other is up to on the days we don’t talk, and see what is making us happy in the summer months.
Maybe you’re thinking:
The little book you get if you complete the challenge sounds like such a keepsake! I feel like it’s going to be a great book to put on my coffee table one day so I can remember the end of my sophomore year of college and summer 2014, as well as what was making me happy at the moment. In light of the fact that I’m a little more than halfway through the challenge, I thought I would share some of my favorite photos from the challenge so far!
cupcakes (gluten free) with two of the girls from Academic Honor Council | coffee coffee coffee | my dorm room when I first moved in versus on move out day. sophomore year flew by | shoots for fashion posts on this blog | coffee and homework the week before finals with my lovely friend, Erica | and, you know, more coffee while shooting photos on a different day
working on an adorable, summery puzzle with my mom at the cabin | I completed the Blog Life e-course by the Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess, it was so great and taught me so much. Currently working on implementing the things I learned | reading by the pool on a night that wasn’t horribly hot | exploring the area surrounding my family cabin | my mom and I getting excited to leave for said cabin, and happy to be getting away from the heat | I went to see The Fault in our Stars. While I cried through the whole movie, it was still a happy day because the movie was beautifully done, and so true to the amazing novel.
Join me on this challenge, won’t you? What makes you happy?