One Year of Not So Perfect!!

Friends!! I have something SO exciting to tell you… I’m sure you managed to guess it from the title but: NOT SO PERFECT IS TURNIG ONE!!! It feels SO crazy to think I’ve has this little space for exactly one whole year today!!!

It honestly doesn’t feel like 12 months ago that I hit that ‘make public’ button on the website, created the Instagram account and posted the ‘Not So Perfect is live!!’ pin on Pinterest. CRAZY!

I remember my first post (*cringes inwardly*)… I think that it’s fair to say my writing has come on a little bit since then! On that first day I actually published FOUR posts total… the most I’ve ever done at once, but I won’t link the other three here… I leave it up to you to dig for them if you’re interested, haha! After those first four posts were up, I’ve managed to post 1-2 times pretty much every week since then! In fact, this post is my 73rd!

I remember writing my first guest post… and having my first guest post written for me!

I remember discovering some of my favourite blogs… including this one and this one and this one!

Then there was my most liked post… and my personal favourite.

There was the post with my favourite photography, and also the one with my favourite graphic designs!

But the thing about all of these posts… and in fact the whole journey I’ve been on with this blog over the past 365 days is this: I never planned it.

It just sort of happened.

The original idea that I scribbled down into an empty composition notebook something in February 2020 was no representation of what Not So Perfect is now. I never planned to talk so much about Jesus. I never planned to love doing this so much. I never planned to write for other blogs. I never planned to make friends and sisters through the blogging community. I never planned to intern for another blog. I never planned to talk about Jesus on Instagram. I never really planned any of this!

It all just sort of happened.

Day by day, I fell in love with blogging. I prayed about it. I thought about it. I wrote what I felt on my heart and not what I had in my head. I wrote as it came to me… not just when I had to. See, this- all that you see now- is just the way it turned out.

Except, it’s not ‘just the way it turned out’.

Because, one year in, I’ve realised something. This was never a ME thing, it was always a GOD thing! This might not have been MY plan all along, but I’m pretty sure it was something along the lines of HIS!!! How cool are the ways in which God works!!

I am BEYOND thankful for this blog and the ways it has helped grow over the past year. I’m so thankful for the community and the opportunities. I am so thankful for the friends I’ve made and the experiences I’ve had. But friends, most of all, I am thankful for all of YOU… for reading, for following along, for your uplifting comments, for chatting with me at the bottom, for your lovely emails and really just for being here!

So, here’s to another year of Not So Perfect! I can’t wait to see where God takes us!

Published by Megan

Hey there! I'm Megan, creative lifestyle blogger. I love Jesus, iced coffee, Pinterest, and all things creative! My message is that there is no such thing as perfect and that we can't live our lives chasing perfection because we will never find something that satisfies us as much as life in Jesus does. I aim to inspire people to find their own not-so-perfect and embrace who they are. I blog at notsoperfectblog.com where I share my ideas for creative, free living! Feel free to visit my blog and have a look around!

27 thoughts on “One Year of Not So Perfect!!

  1. HAPPY ONE YEAR!!!!!! That’s so exciting, Megan! You know what’s funny is that since I started following I thought you’d been doing this for ages, years and years, you sounded so professional and your posts were so good. But it turns out that you’re just really gifted! And I was so touched that you included LFJ in your favorite blogs, that means so much!
    Looking forward to another year! ❤

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    1. THANK YOUU GRACE!!!!!! Oh my that’s so funny, I’m flattered because I look back at my first posts and I’m like ‘oh dear’ 😂😂 So thank you, that’s so nice to hear! Oh, I’m glad… honestly you’re one of a handful of blogs whose posts i get SO excited to read when I see them in my reader! Thank you Grace, you’re the best!! 💛💛

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  2. Congratulations on one year!!! 🎉🍪. You’ve come so far! I honestly thought you’d been doing this for a while!

    God does work in wonderful, mysterious ways! It’s amazing to see how much He’s blessed you and others through this blog!

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  3. Megan, CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so glad you started blogging here!!!! (And I agree, you made such amazing posts from the get-go!) You were so sweet to link to my blog as one of your favorites, honestly I look forward excitedly to publishing each of my posts, hoping you’ll comment! 😄😂) You’ve been such an encouragement to all of us here on wordpress; thanks so much for your dedication and words of hope and love! 🤗💕

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    1. Makayla, thank you thank you THANK YOU!!! I’m not sure if I’d call my first posts (or any for that matter, XD) amazing but thank you haha, you are so kind!! Oh, you’re welcome, reading your blog always makes me smile, I love what you write and I’m hoping you have some stuff coming soon!! You are such a sweet and encouraging friend, Makayla, thank you for being here!! 🤗💛

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      1. Awwww, you’re so bubbly and sweet!! XD Thank YOU so much, Megan! As to my blog – well, lets just say I’m working on some stuff! 😄🤣
        I hope you have an amazing day!! 🤗

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    1. Goodness, don’t you just dislike it when you accidently hit “enter” and the comment sends when you’re not finished? xD What else was I going to say? Oh yes, I’m so glad that you’ve stuck with writing on this blog! Your posts have been very encouraging to me and it’s just beautiful to see how God has been working in your life. Thank you for sharing your heart for Jesus with others! ❤

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      1. Ahaha, SO annoying XD!!! But THANK YOU, Heaven!! It honestly makes my WEEK when I hear that something I’ve posted has encouraged someone in one way or another, so thank you for sharing that with me, you are so sweet to have along on this journey, and I love love love your comments! You’re wonderful, girl!! 💕🤗

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