For the last 100 days I’ve been participating in the #100happydays challenge on Twitter.

The aim of the challenge was to focus on “the ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it”, and it’s been an interesting experience trying to find a happy thing to photograph and post about each day.  Apparently 71% of people who start the challenge do not complete it, so I also feel a sense of achievement from finishing it.


Looking back over the 100 posts, there are a few themes that emerge…

  • I go out for dinner and drinks a lot.  I do enjoy good food and NZ wine, so this is no surprise and is definitely something that makes me smile.
  • I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and this often goes hand in hand with the point above.
  • I go on short breaks and holidays quite often.  It’s no secret that I love to travel, and exploring new places has featured regularly within my 100 posts.
  • I enjoy making things.  There were many posts about knitting, sewing, baking and cooking.  There were also quite a few posts about textiles discussions and exhibitions.

This last point brings me to what is going to be my next challenge… my year of making.

This is a similar challenge in that you post a photo a day with the hashtag #yearofmaking.  I came across the concept on Kim Werker’s blog, and the simplicity of the idea is that you can make anything.  You don’t even need to finish making something, you just need to work on something that you’re creating.

Some of you may remember that I endeavoured to make something everyday for 365 days following the completion of my MA, and I struggled with this.  Knitting a unique 12cm square each day was more time consuming than I expected, and the blog posts also took up more time than I anticipated.  I have great aspirations to complete this in the future though.

So, if you’re interested in seeing what I’ll be making over the next year, follow me on Twitter and have a look!

My posts from the last 100 days can be viewed on my Twitter profile and if you’d like to find out more about the #100happydays challenge, please visit their website.


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