It's a wrap with a swing!

October 18th, 2014, 11pm

100 days ago (feels like ages ago) I took on the #100happydays challenge, in a personal effort to train myself to recognise happy moments and not pass them by without appreciating their value. After 100 days of pursuing happy moments, I am ready to make my assessment.

First of all, it was not easy finding happy moments each and every day, and sometimes I would forget the challenge completely and remember I had to post something only hours before the day expired. In those instances I had to rewind my day in my mind and try to see what moment might have been worthy of being called ‘happy.’ These moments were sometimes so minute that they were almost undetectable, and also rather insignificant, I felt. Still, they had to qualify, for luck of anything more significant. Other days were much easier happiness-wise, because I was doing stuff I liked or was in the company of people I really love.

So, after 100 days, have I gotten happier? Certainly not. Have I learnt to recognise happiness and not ignore it? Not really. What have I gained, then, from this challenge? Well, I gained this album of snapshots, which is of significance to me for two reasons: first, it’s a pretty precise map of who I am; go through them (click on them to read), and you’ll know everything there is to know about me. Second, everything and everyone I love are represented in here and that makes me happy, because maybe I cannot recognise every instance of happiness, but at least I can recognise the people and things that make me happy.

Christine, David Wade, Rita and Jessea said thanks.

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Maria Coveou

travel journalist, translator, freelance script supervisor for film & TV, film buff, lover of the written word and of music, blogger, vintage lover, '80s child, occasional flapper, Lindy hopper, traveler, thinker, dreamer, temporary alien []

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