Hey Ambitious Fam! Long time, no chat (at least on the blog front). One of the things that has really amazed about living through a pandemic is how quickly things can change. I shared a graphic in this week’s Ambitious Weekly newsletter (sign up here!) that I came across on Instagram about things that we should be normalizing during a pandemic. It mostly boiled down to accepting the amplified psychological fluctuations. As someone that craves consistency and thrives on routine, the constant up and downs of emotions, anxiety, and motivation has really been taking a toll on me. I had to face the fact that its ok to not be ok. This is another reminder to anyone that is struggling with feeling overwhelmed by emotions or anything else that you are loved and you are not alone.
Here are my other reflections for the month of July:
Have you become one of Hamilton’s biggest fans yet? I loved being able to experience the musical again in the comfort of my own home. It was cool to be able to see more of the facial expressions more clearly and I loved that they even included a brief intermission! Looks like my Hamilton obsession will never get the opportunity to die down.
Plant parenthood has been so fun for me and I wanted the opportunity to share that joy with others. In July, I hosted a giveaway that provided a lucky winner with a plant cutting and propagation station. In addition, I was able to successfully water propagate two plantlets from my pilea plant and I look forward to giving them to a new home soon! If you haven’t had the opportunity to see how much my plant collection has grown since May’s Bucket List, check out this video!
Do you remember the July Push Up Challenge? Well, ya girl is a 2020 Push-Up Challenge finisher! I started the challenge doing push-ups on my knees, but by the end, I was able to do 31 straight without dropping or resting! It was a great test of will power and demonstrated that practice really does help you increase ability. In addition, I think that it is important to remind yourself every once in a while that you can do hard things–and this challenge definitely fell into that category for me. Many thanks to Lori, for hosting such a tough challenge and the thoughtful medal!
This month I completed 4 out of 5 of the items on my July Bucket List. This totally is an excuse, but the weather was super wonky this month which discouraged me from having a picnic. My options were mostly to picnic in oppressive heat or thunderstorms…so I chose neither haha.