Friday, May 23, 2014

down to the wire

My second Day Zero Project concludes on June 28th. With just about a month left to go, I've come to accept that I will certainly not complete all 101 of the goals I set back in 2011. With everything the past two and a half years has included, I'm actually happy I've accomplished as much as I have. The last time I updated the page itself (click the tab at the top to see the project's details) was October 2013.

I've talked about a goal here and there sporadically this year, but haven't done a comprehensive recap. Whoops. My plan over the next few weeks is to bring y'all up to speed on where things stand and talk about where I'm going from here, when the 101 in 1,001 is over.

How are your goals for the year looking?

Saturday, May 17, 2014

the little things

In my last post, I talked about how I was going to make an effort to participate in the #100happydays photo project. I think that most people interpret that to mean 100 consecutive days, but I'm trying to not be too legalistic about it. That would defeat the "happiness" purpose!

It's probably about time for me to do an update on my Day Zero Project as well, seeing as how it ends next the meantime, here's a peek at some of my happy snapshots over the past week. Last Sunday a good friend and I went to brunch and to see Le week-end at the Belcourt Theater. If you get a chance to see it, especially if you're a francophile, do! It's fantastique. And if you're ever in Nashville, give the Belcourt some love. It's one of my favorite things about our city.

Day 1: roses from my yard that match my pink walls

Day 2: brunch in the afternoon (peach mimosa required) before seeing le week-end at the Belcourt

Day 4: a #throwbackthursday circa 1990

Saturday, May 10, 2014


My friend Christy has been doing this project on Instagram for awhile and even though I'm not always the best at sticking with these things (take this entire blog as Exhibit A), I've decided to sign on.

My life is good, very good. I'm grateful every day to be where I am and doing what I am...but sometimes I lose sight of that. In the midst of five year plans and the inevitable existential crisis that accompanied the announcement of my ten year high school reunion I need to take time to appreciate the present. And to focus on the beautiful and happy more often than the challenging.

So here's to 100 days of happiness. Feel free to follow along on Instagram! I'm @amandalouise01

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