Floating around the interwebs was the tag #100happydays it was all over people’s instagram photos and I was so intrigued by it as I always love to try a good photo challenge.
Upon looking it up I found out it was an actual photo challenge for which you could sign up for! (http://100happydays.com/) and I became incredibly terrified by the accountability and statistics of this challenge. But, we all need to find some happy in our lives right? So on February 13th, I decided I was going to pursue this and NOT fail. I’m now just about 60 days in and haven’t missed a day. I’ve also realized that some days there is an incredible amount of happy in my life (wanting to post two or three, sometimes even four pictures, but I had already posted for that day) and some days it seems like there is none, but if you search really hard you can always find some happy.
I’m learning a lot about our life and what makes me happy, and I’m so happy to share some of that with you. Here’s the past two months of my 100 happy days challenge, follow me on instagram for the rest. Maybe even sign up yourself? Let me know in the comments if you do, I want to follow yours too!
I was always too scared to share this video, never posted about it, never made a big deal of it. This was my first official jump into video. Here’s what I wrote about, over one year ago. And how it turned out.
“Over the month of February I was inspired to take part in a very interesting and unique project. After an online workshop with the amazing Sue Bryce and Hailey Bartholomew about using videos for your business, they challenged photographers and videographers all over the world to take part in this, I couldn’t resist. This project entailed that you bring your camera everywhere, film things EACH DAY that make you smile, and then edit this into a less then 2 minute video. I was so excited to do this as I LOVE video! (and I want to get really, really, really, good at it!)
I have always been a complainer and I think we all have those days and days in a row where life seems to be pretty uneventful, especially in the dreary winter here. This month while I played with filming each day I found a lot of things that make me smile, that I was excited about, and most of all that I was grateful for! I really became appreciative of the life I have and the people who are in it.
Projects like this don’t have to be through video. Daily photo challenges, even on your iPhone, can really make you find things in life that are truly worthwhile and fun again! So, I challenge you! Try a project like this out, its amazing for both skill improvement and general happiness!
Wowee. another whole season has almost come and gone. We are finished off our 2013 season and thought we should end it off with a little personal post, to reminisce about warmer days! Our year end wrap up is just around the corner too!
Bee and I spent the summer mostly at weddings, but we had the occasional times to get out and away from our computers or fix up the house. We spent a weekend away in the mountains, part of which was spent photographing our lovely friends engagement session, check it out here! The other half was spent adventuring! We fell, well climbed, into a new love. Climbing mountains.
Here we are sitting on the peek of Ha Ling Peek in Canmore, AB. It was such a thrill to climb 2 hours all the way up and see the 600m drop below. Although it seemed we were showed up by the massive amount of joggers and mountain climbers coming down as we made our way up.
We enjoyed tons of local sights while we were there and fell in love with this tiny mountain town. I feel a condo/dream home sometime in the future!
We not only climbed mountains, we even attended a wedding! Brant’s cousin tied the knot and we were completely amiss at what to do with ourselves, it was hard to keep our hands off the camera!
Other then that we spent time with cute nephews, hung out with family, and just did general fix it things around our home. I failed at gardening and the Bee brewed a few batches of beer in our garage.
All in all it was a lovely summer. As we head into the worst of the winter months we are longing for some of those days back. The busyness of teaching and the winter cold is really setting in, but we are looking forward to even more excitement next summer as we begin to meet all our new couples for the wedding season!
Stay warm friends!