New job, new apartment, new friends, new experiences, new pair of running shoes, you name it. The purpose of this challenge was to find something every single day for 100 days that could make you happy. It started out with a girl’s night out and has taken me through injury, frustration, people moving away and disappointment. But that’s not the point. You can focus on the good even when there is bad. Some days, I struggled to find what could make me happy. We can make endless excuses not to be happy. But you can also find just as many, if not more, reasons that you should be happy. There are so many things we surround ourselves with every day that make us happy: family, friends, pets, boyfriends/girlfriends, running paths, the smell of gasoline when you pump gas into your car, trying a new food for the first time, throwing yourself off a mountain (paragliding), discovering where you fit in this world. It’s recognizing the happiness in you that is the real challenge.
This experience took me out of my comfort zone of sharing many day to day things and struggles throughout my every day life, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, to keep recognizing that happiness, I am going to continue the journey of another #100happydays. I haven’t decided if I’m going to go with a theme or not, or just let every day lead me to happiness. What makes you happy?