Monthly Motivations: July

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June wasn’t an easy month for me. I miss the people in my life that I can’t see due to Covid. Yes, the restrictions here in California have been lifted, but many of my friends are still being cautious, and I don’t blame them. I just miss their presence. I want to hug people again. 😢

So this month I have tried to prioritize my own happiness this month as a way to try to get more things to write about but making happiness a priority might never make you happier. I know for me it has made me focus more on the bad, because I just don’t notice the happier moments. So the way to be happy that I’ve learned through this experiment is to try to remember the good moments and after that just focus on the present.

My Month

On the 21st of June I reached 200 likes. 

when I reach 1,000 likes (and yes, I will speak that into existence for me) I want to do something special. I don’t know what yet, but for now I’m just grateful to know that people like what I do here.

plant update: Steve, my watermelon peperomia is doing well. At first he wasn’t exactly thriving in the low light of my apartment and also my tendency to overwater him made him very unhappy. Then I watched a video by Nick Pileggi, a Plantuber (youtuber who talks about plants and plant care), he had this video on how to care for a watermelon peperomia. Apparently they need a lot more light than it said on the directions for care. so I set him on my patio from 6 am to noon and now he’s growing like crazy. Also now I water him with one half cup of water every week. As far as plants go, he doesn’t require a ton of water. I may be considering getting another plant to up my overall success rate, just in case.

Steve is doing well!

Aspirations for the month

So if we are going to talk about my aspirations from last month I would love to say that my work-life balance is actually balanced like one of those rock sculptures that represent mindfulness, but it’s more like The Leaning Tower of Pisa. I strive for that full balance –don’t get me wrong– but so far I have yet to achieve it. So far videos, this month have been 2 consecutive videos and the main thing I’m consistent about is this blog. And as you can see I’m getting some positive results.

So what do I aspire to do in July?

  • Keep Steve thriving
  • Post consistently
  • Maybe 2x a week for YouTube

5 Things I Want to Share Right Now

  1. Watsky’s Album x Infinity 
  2. Loki on Disney+
  3. Black in the Garden Podcast
  4. Doja Cat’s newest album Planet Her
  5. Nextflix’s Dear White People I hear that season 4 is coming and I’m excited!

Question of the Month

What makes you happy; smiling from head to toe kind of happy?

3 responses

  1. nirajshah2003

    Congrats on reaching 200 likes! And good luck in trying to meet your goals for July!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Cindy Tillory

      Thanks 👍


  2. candlecarmengmailcom

    congrats to u wow thats cool. hot cocoa makes me happy and putting heating pad on my shoulders and cool nights.

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