A new year with new goals ...

I love the New Year. It always feels fresh and liberating .. we set new goals and hopes for ourselves. We find ourselves determined and ready to tackle the year ahead of us!! Over the years I've come to realize that setting some of these goals at the beginning often start off with a bang and then fizzle away rather quickly, ha! do others suffer from this too?!! In the photography world there are many photography "challenges". Two of the most popular are a 365 day challenge (taking a photo a day for an entire year) and a 52 week challenge (one photo a week for an entire year). The reality for me is that shooting every day for a whole year, is HARD! One photo a week sounds more doable but after seeing a close friend post something on her page, it resonated so well with me. This is what I need to do. 100 days of happiness challenge. Documenting 100 days of joy and happiness. Surely I can do that right? Winters are long, exhausting and it's easy to fall in to a rut. It's easy to see the negative in the days rather than all the joys ... so I am determined (the third day of January :) to post 100 days of my happiness. A glimpse in to my world as a stay at home working mama. Cheers to a New Year filled with new goals and loads of happiness. Stay true to ourselves, don't compare ourselves, and be grateful for the abundance in our lives .. I am going to continue to try and remind myself of these simplicities in my days. xo, mpp

Day 1: A quiet moment in the chaos of our days. A little boy was a bit under the weather and a budding 1 year old photographer. (and a sister who climbed on my back as I took this photo). #100happydays


Day 1: A quiet moment in the chaos of our days. A little boy was a bit under the weather and a budding 1 year old photographer. (and a sister who climbed on my back as I took this photo). #100happydays

Day 2: An adventure of snow shoeing at our local nature center with dear friends. And although it was hard to do with a 1 year and temperatures that were pretty frigid, she smiled and laughed as she tried to truck through the snow with her new found walking abilities. #100happydays

Day 2: An adventure of snow shoeing at our local nature center with dear friends. And although it was hard to do with a 1 year and temperatures that were pretty frigid, she smiled and laughed as she tried to truck through the snow with her new found walking abilities. #100happydays