Today is Day 50 of my 100 Happy Days Challenge and I am loving it. I have been posting a picture everyday on Instagram of something that has made me happy that day, and I would have to say that it has become a habit.
It hasn’t always been easy. There have been days where I have woken up and thought to myself that I would probably not find something to take a photo of, but I have been successful so far! It is a good reminder that there is always joy to be found, no matter how simple, and I love looking back at the pictures that have built up over the last month or so.
Had I taken up this challenge a couple of years ago, my photos would look very different. There would be pictures of nights out on the town, parties, delicious meals from various cafés and restaurants, purchases of new clothes / makeup and other things I wanted but didn’t necessarily need, some work-related photos and tons of opportunities for glamorous selfies.
But life is very different for me now. The majority of my pictures are of or involve my daughter in some way, and this makes me so happy!
A dear friend of mine posted recently about how different life is for her now that she is a mum. People ask her why she doesn’t drink or play sport as much as she used to, the implication being that she no longer has a life. But we DO have lives as mothers. It is just not what it used to be and we find great fulfilment in what we do; raising our children and putting their needs ahead of our own.
That is not to say we don’t crave time to ourselves or look back fondly on the times when we had all the freedom in the world to do what we pleased. Because I do! I do enjoy the chances I am given to take a break. But I’m always so excited to see my girl again at the end of it. Life couldn’t be better!
Below are just a few of the photos I have taken so far, and I’m looking forward to seeing what is ahead for me during the next 50 days! And the link to the website on the 100 Happy Days Challenge is also below.
nb. Please do not take my photos :)