Over 50s Lifestyle


November 8, 2021

Back in October, I decided that life was becoming a little dull. I was allowing a personal issue to drain me of my joy and happiness. Now sometimes when our mental health isn’t at our peak, it can be difficult to lift ourselves up and over that black cloud hanging over us. I decided enough was enough so I decided to set my challenge of 100 days to bring more colour into my life. You can read where I got the idea from HERE in my original post My 100 day project #bringmorecolourintoyourlife .

Since starting the challenge, it has been a highlight of my day to find a pop of colour. It is surprising that when you start thinking and looking for colour you find it in almost every part of daily life. From, colourful clothing, resistance bands even the ticket machines at the light rail station where I live, on the Gold Coast. Of course, Nature provides some magnificent colour

At first, I thought I would have a weekly theme but then decided that might be just too rigid and I’ve enjoyed each late afternoon selecting a photo from the day or perhaps a previous photo that brings not only colour but also at times, lovely memories.

It has also been great to have others join in and I’ve been joined regularly by Jennifer from Next Phase Fitness and Deb from Deb’s World on Instagram as well as members of my Facebook Community in the Women Living Well After 50 Facebook Group.

As this week’s prompt for #lifethisweek, hosted by Denyse Whelan, is Share your Snaps, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share my first 30 days of my challenge. You may have been following along, or you may see this for the first time.

I hope these snaps bring some colour into your life when you read my post and leave me a comment with your favourite photo.

Days 1 – 30 of my 100 day challenge to #bringmorecolourintoyourlife

How are you bringing more colour into your life?

I’d love you to share what is colouring your world at the moment so use the hashtag #bringmorecolourintoyourlife and don’t forget to tag me. You can find my photos on Instagram @WomenLivingWellAfter50 or on my WLWA50 Facebook Page and in the WLWA50 Facebook Group.

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Joanne Tracey November 8, 2021 at 06:11

    I’m loving this – it certainly brings colour (and a smile) to my life each day!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 13, 2021 at 09:27

      And to mine,Jo. I’m enjoying finding some pop of colour in each day, which beats looking for the doom and gloom. x

  • Reply Donna Connolly November 8, 2021 at 09:52

    Hi, Sue – I love your daily colour challenge posts. Not only do they bring more colour to your life, they bring more colour to all of those who follow you. The entry for Day 16 is my personal favourite. I gotta get me a pair of those! 😀

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 13, 2021 at 09:28

      Hi Donna, I’ve surprised myself, firstly for sticking to the daily challenge but also finding colour in all areas of life. It has brought happiness each day.

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au November 8, 2021 at 11:02

    Hi Sue – it was always lovely seeing the colourful photos popping up on your WLW page. A nice change to some of the doom and gloom that has been on the news . I just wish I took more photos but my camera roll seems to be limited to cats and grandgirls! 😀

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 13, 2021 at 09:29

      Hi Leanne, it is surprising what pops of colour you can find in your day but nothing beats photos of grandchildren. x

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee November 8, 2021 at 12:13

    oh! I was going to do this – did it once and then got over run with life. I am so all over the place at the moment. It is such a great idea tho…Maybe I’ll do it in Jan….#Lifethisweek

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 13, 2021 at 09:30

      Hi Lydia, I’m considering keeping it up as a daily thing. It doesn’t take much and it makes me focus on colour and joy and not doom and gloom.

      • Reply Lydia C. Lee November 13, 2021 at 10:27

        I will try to be more organised. Promise. Cos I do think it’s a great idea. #WeekendCoffeeshare

        • Reply Sue Loncaric November 19, 2021 at 14:03

          Hi Lydia, I am enjoying the challenge so may continue on throughout 2022. Heaps of time for you to join in. x

  • Reply Cathy November 8, 2021 at 17:24

    lol when I see your Colour my Life posts an old Petula Clark song from the 1960s Colour my World) runs through my head.
    Like Lydia, I thought it would be a great idea to follow suit…..but that’s as far as it went. Looking forward to your next big batch of colour because the first one was…..just that…..Big Bright and Colourful!
    Take care
    Cathy #lifethisweek

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 13, 2021 at 09:31

      Oh yes, Cathy! Colour My World of course I remember that song and will now have it in my head all day!

  • Reply Toni Pike November 8, 2021 at 18:10

    Fabulous images, Sue. I’ve been enjoying spring flowers and always take a pic or two on my daily walks. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 13, 2021 at 09:31

      Hi Toni, you have had some beautiful photos of the gardens in your area and I’ve enjoyed seeing the beautiful colours.

  • Reply Min @ Write of the Middle November 9, 2021 at 11:25

    Fabulous first 30 of your 100 Sue! Lots of lovely uplifting colour! I enjoy colour in all the same things that you do but also in my art!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 13, 2021 at 09:32

      Hi Min, unlike you I’m not an artist, but I’m enjoying finding colour in each day through my iphone.

  • Reply Debbie Harris November 9, 2021 at 14:02

    What a great project it is Sue and I smile when i see your photos pop up in my feeds. You brighten my day by sharing, so many thanks for that. I try to live a colourful life as much as possible too 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 13, 2021 at 09:33

      I’m loving it Deb and so pleased I started the challenge. I might continue on after the 100 days as finding colour does lift the spirits.

  • Reply Christine November 11, 2021 at 08:46

    It’s great to have a little photography project, isn’t it? I haven’t done one for a while as it’s hard to fit in with other things. And yes – colours are everywhere! Glad you’re enjoying finding it.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 13, 2021 at 09:34

      Hi Christine, I needed some colour rather than doom and gloom so I’m enjoying this project for the colour and the focus.

  • Reply Denyse Whelan November 11, 2021 at 08:58

    Wow, how good it looks to see all the colour as a collage. Go girl. A great idea to brighten the mind and the view…ansd sharing the images makes others happy too. I am so glad you are focussing on colour. It’s my fave thing too. I decided to do Fat Mum Slim Colour challenge for November, with a difference, I am sharing colours only from nature and I have had fun with some of the prompts.
    It’s always good to see your blog in the link up for Life This Week! Thank you so much for being a part of this community. Next week I am announcing my plans for 2022 on Denyse Whelan Blogs. See you then too, I hope. Denyse.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 13, 2021 at 09:27

      Yes, the gallery does look so colourful, Denyse, you can’t help smiling when you look at it. I’m greatly enjoying my little challenge and finding colour each day.

  • Reply Natalie November 13, 2021 at 10:04

    Hi Sue, What a beautiful and colourful image gallery you have Days 1-30! Day 19 is my top pick for a combination of red flowers, green leaves, terracotta roof, white clouds and blue sky. I love colours and take lots of photos of colours, shapes and textures that If find in nature and public art. You’ve seen my Fall colours in my blog post today. Thank you for linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 19, 2021 at 14:02

      Hi Natalie, I’m really enjoying the challenge and may just keep it going throughout next year. x

  • Reply Joanne November 14, 2021 at 00:34

    What beautiful pops of color! I am drawn to the nature/flower ones myself but mostly because everything is pretty brown here right now with fall ending and winter on it’s way. I do have some beautiful blooms on both my Christmas & Easter cactuses right now; neither of which “should” be blooming this time of year but I am loving it!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 19, 2021 at 14:04

      Colour just makes me feel happy, Joanne. I am trying to come up with a variety of images but you can’t really beat nature, can you? x

  • Reply Janet Alcorn November 14, 2021 at 04:49

    Great pics and a cool project! Beauty is everywhere if we make the effort to notice.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 19, 2021 at 14:05

      I totally agree, Janet. WE are surrounded by colour and beauty – we just need to look.

  • Reply Susanne November 14, 2021 at 20:08

    I’m really enjoying your colour posts on Instagram! I love a splash of colour. Maybe I should do a similar thing myself! My camera club had a rainbow challenge recently, to photograph something that represents each colour of the rainbow. I didn’t join, but when we had the Zoom meeting to see the pictures, I wished I had joined. It looked like so much fun! A colour challenge could be a good thing to do now during the dark and generally colour-less season (although winter in Ireland has quite a lot of colour than what I’m used to).

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 19, 2021 at 14:06

      Hi Susanne! I’m so pleased you are enjoying my bursts of colour. I think during your winter is the perfect time to do a colour challenge to brighten up the dark days. Join me. xx

  • Reply kirstin November 17, 2021 at 07:54

    Sue, I love this idea so much! What a great challenge! I love the photos you’ve shared so far.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 19, 2021 at 14:12

      Thanks, Kirstin! I’m greatly enjoying this challenge and have managed to post each day. I’m up to #42 today.

  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan November 18, 2021 at 01:01

    Your collages of color make me happy. For a moment I was thinking this was a 30 day challenge and it was now behind you. But I remembered it is your #100DayProject and I look forward to 2 months more of these delightful photos. Thank you for bringing color and joy to our lives, too.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 19, 2021 at 14:13

      Hi Leslie, I might have bitten off more than I can chew with 100 days but I’m enjoying it so much I think I will reach that target and may keep going. xx

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