Monday, February 24, 2014

Halfway There

52 days ago I decided to take up the 100 Happy Days Challenge. Reflecting back on the first half of this challenge, I noticed a few things:

::I didn't post as many pictures of my cats that I thought::

 I counted and came up with 11 posts about Nibbler and Squishee, that's only about 20%. Not too shabby considering they make me happy everyday.

::Some days I had to fake it to make it::

There were certain days that I struggled to find something "original" or "unique" that made me happy. Sometimes it was because I was just in a sour mood and forgot the whole concept of the challenge, other times it was just a slow "news" day. 

The thing that I have to keep reminding myself is that this challenge isn't for anyone else except for me. No offense to you guys, but I'm not doing this to entertain you, I'm doing this to try to understand happiness as a daily concept and not through random things. 

However, with that being said....

::Choosing a challenge where it helps if you stay busy is kinda hard to do in the middle of winter and all you want to do is hibernate::

When winter hits, I hibernate. Don't most us? That means that most days consists of waking up, going to work, staying at work over lunch and reading a book, coming home and reading more, cuddling my cats (and Dave), watching TV and then going to bed. This routine is not conducive to posting really awesome, different pictures everyday.

The first 50 days have been challenging but fun. I definitely think that I've gotten better about finding happiness on a daily basis, but I'm not quite there yet. I still have 48 days to go, so we'll see! 

And now for a few of my favorites so far:

If you want to see my progress, follow me on Instagram. Also, if you are taking on the challenge, let me know, I'd love to see what makes you happy!


  1. Why are your cats so adorable?! I love them.

  2. KITTTTIIIIESSSS! I need to start taking more photos of my kitten before she grows up, but she always blends in with everything (she's black!)

  3. ooh I tried to do 100HappyDays! I got through about a week, and then completely forgot about it and now I'm not sure if I want to start from day 1 again haha. Honestly, I would probably be posting pictures of my kitty, Charles, everyday too =p

    Your kitties are SO cute...especially that last picture on the bottom adorable :) They look almost identical! Are they related at all?

    <3 Melanie @

    1. Thanks hun! Nibbler and Squishee are brothers, and when they were kittens it was nearly impossible to tell them apart by looks alone! We had to watch their mannerisms to figure out who was who!

      I would say do what feels right for you, remember this challenge is for you and no one else, so if you think you can pick up where you left off, go for it! If you think you could be better "enriched" by starting over do that. Good luck, and I'll be sure to follow along too!

  4. I absolutely LOVE this idea!!! I would have to estimate that 87% of my photos would be of my dog lol.

  5. I want to have a play date with Squish and Nibs! So cute! I adore that pic of you and John!

  6. And by John, I mean Dave. Who the frig is John?

  7. Lots of happiness here :) I love all the kitty pictures, too cute! What an awesome idea.

  8. Ahhhh I love all these pictures!!! So even thought I'd for your enrichment-I like it too. :)


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