#100happydayscb {day one}

100 Happy Days.

Everyday goes by so fast, and people are so oblivious to life around them. 100 Happy Days is a challenge to help find the little things in life that make you happy. Take a picture each day of something that makes you happy, for 100 days. I’ll be posting here, as well as my Instagram account (@theclarissab). Ultimately, at the end I will be more aware of what makes me happier, making me a more optimistic person 🙂

I decided to accept this challenge because I’m at a point in my life where I’m just not happy. I’m not where I want to be physically, emotionally, geographically, socially. 2013 was a hard year as I had to make the decision to not return to my dream school in Nashville. I spent pretty much my entire childhood dreaming about moving to Nashville. I had this strange obsession with Tennessee; I only applied to colleges in the state! But alas, it was not God’s will for me to stay in Nashville, at least for the time being. I got my one year living away at school which I am incredibly grateful for. But this transition into living at home, being a commuter, and having all my friends at schools far away is really hard. I’m trying to turn these feelings over to God, but it is very, very hard. I can, however, say that after I made the decision to not return, I’ve only cried about it once (this decision was made last summer). Regardless, I think that this challenge on top of devotion, prayer, and worship will help me reach a happier place and have a better outlook on life. I know God has a plan for my life and that I need to be patient and see how He works, so this is just something to do while I wait.  🙂

Join me in the challenge! I’ll be using this hashtag for all my photos (#100happydayscb). Check out their website for a full description at:


I’d love to follow along so comment with your hashtags if you sign up, or are already doing it!



Today is March 1st, 2014 & the first day of my challenge.

I want to start it off by posting a picture of my journal (purchased at Target). This is more of a prayer journal, where I write down favorite bible verses or when my devotional for the morning really speaks to me. I’ll occasionally write about different events that happen or how I’m feeling, but it’s ultimately dedicated to the growth of my relationship with God. I started this journal during my semester off last fall and I’m really happy I did. I think it’s brought me closer to God and is helping me understand the Word and pay closer attention to what it has to say. It’s basically an outlet for me to write down what’s relevant in my life at the current moment. It definitely makes me happy when I open it up to reread verses and write down new ones.