Yesterday marked the 100th day that I did something for myself.
I didn’t really announce I was doing it, or talk about it as it was happening, but it was my goal to do something small each day for 100 days to reconnect with myself and to remind myself of small messages that sometimes get forgotten in my busy life.
Even though I never talked about it, if you read often, you would have seen my ‘me time’ each morning for the past 100 days over there —–> in my sidebar.
I love photography, and I enjoy reading and reflecting on quotes that speak to me. So for the last 100 days, I’ve been taking my own photography, and adding in some of my favourite quotes.
This was time during the day that I pulled out my old photographs and, filled with warm memories of past adventures, I poured through them to find my best ones.
Then I sat down with my iPad and I looked up writers, poets, and thought leaders and I devoured their words.
I absorbed quotes of kindness, courage, compassion, strength, and love and then I stopped when I found that one that made me pause and think.
Then I got to play around with pretty fonts which, for the proud nerd inside of me, was the sweetest icing on the cake.
Then I secretly shared them with you.
I even created my own quote.
I did learn that doing something for 100 days straight that isn’t a necessity for life (such as breathing) is challenging. I love my quotes, and I love my photos, but now and then I found myself saying ‘I just have to get this done’.
Will I continue? Yes, but not daily. As much as I loved my 100 days, I love my site too and I have other posts to share. Putting together these photos has opened up a lot of other creative ideas and I am looking forward to finding a balance. Hmmmm, maybe I should look up quotes about balance next.
You can see my quotes archive for each individual post (with shareable links for Pinterest and Facebook, etc), or click on the photos below. You may have to click on some photos to see the whole quote.
I would love to hear if you liked any of these. Feel free to leave it in the comments below.
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.