I’m Back…

Wow, okay, I’m BACK! Friends, it has been a HOT minute!! I totally did not plan to take such a long break… or really any break at all, but sometimes the best things in life aren’t planned, and I can tell you… I reeeally needed a rest from blogging. But I’m back now, and hopefully here to stay!

REAL TALK

Friends, I really am dying to catch up with you all, so read on for all my current favourites and let’s get chatting in the comments below, but first I wanna be real with you.

I’ve been blogging (pretty much consistently) here on Not So Perfect for almost a year and a half now (crazy, I know!), and honestly it is one of the highlights of my life. I do what I can with the little time I have but if I could be creating content 100% of the time, I really would. But recently I’ve been finding it tough to focus on the things I need to prioritise, even if they’re not thing things I want to prioritise… aka school haha. So I sort of started cutting a few things out of my life… some intentionally, like blogging, and others, like reading the Bible, I sort of just fell out of the habit of doing. And without those things… especially essential things like my quiet time, working out and healthy eating, I sort of started feeling a bit down in the dumps. I’ll be honest… I SQUIRM admitting that to you because I love to have everything ‘together’ and I love feeling productive and on top of my life. But this past month, I haven’t been doing so great at that. A little bit at a time though, I’m getting back on the grind and I feel like my life is coming together again, but it really was a tough start to the year.

I think the main thing I’ve learned since the start of the year is that I really can’t do it without Jesus. Like, I really can’t. With hindsight, the days that I cried the most, the days I was the least productive, the days I felt the worst, were also the days I didn’t open my Bible, the days I didn’t talk to God and the days I didn’t journal my thank-yous. Here’s the thing: I write about faith and Jesus and having a productive lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean I always get it right. I’m not claiming to be someone I’m not, and I really hope I don’t come across that way, and that was why I really just wanted to be real with you about all this. But like I said, I’m feeling more on top of things now, I’m getting back on track and building up my good habits again, and that has meant I feel able to come back to blogging, which I’m so excited about! But I guess my main point from this little life update is to really, really emphasise that I’m farrr from perfect and that just because I talk about certain stuff doesn’t mean I’m perfect at it. I have bad days (or in this case, bad weeks) too, and that what you see on social media is not the whole picture, and I really want you to know that, friend!

CURRENT FAVES

If you’ve been here for any amount of time, you’ll know one of my favourite ways to catch up with you guys is by sharing a bunch of my current favourite everything’s! So here goes… enough chat… let’s jump straight into it!!

listen
  • I have had this playlist on repeat… some great songs on here!
  • Artists I’ve been loving: Kasey Musgraves, Mission House (beautiful, Biblical worship music), NEEDTOBREATH, Taylor Swift (are we surprised), The National Parks
  • Current fave covers: Lover by The National Parks, Fix You by Kasey Musgraves
  • Top listened-to songs on Spotify this month: homecoming queen? -ballerini album version by Kelsea Ballerini, Jireh by Maverick City, Wildflowers by Tom Petty, Headlights by The National Parks, Vision of Your Love by Mission House
  • Podcasts: Mornings With The Masters, Moments Podcast, Joyful Creations, as we’re learning
watch
  • Movies: Drive Me Crazy, To All The Boys I Loved Before trilogy
  • Shows: Gilmore Girls (has this ever changed??), Dawsons Creek, recently I’ve been getting back into Brooklyn 99, One Of Us Is Lying
  • Youtube: Rachel Catherine, Miss Katie, Jaclyn Brooke
eat
  • I’ve been loving making salads for my lunches lately… stay tuned for some recipes coming to the blog eek!
  • Drinks: iced coffees (yes, even in the dead of winter… are we even surprised at this point)
  • Starbucks order: iced latte with slightly less ice, one pump of white mocha and one pump of caramel… tried this syrup combo for the first time the other day, and YUM
  • Snack: I’ve been loving eating carrots with different hummus lately… I’ve loved garlic hummus and also Sabra hummus… to die for. Also Reeses peanut butter cups… I honestly think I could live off them! And hot cross buns seem to be back in season too, so there we go!

COMING UP

So now I’m back on the blog to stay, I’ve been getting back to content planning, which is always something I love to do. Coming up is sooo much fun stuff, here and on Instagram (yes, I’m finally back on there too), so stay tuned for collabs (eeek), exciting content and maybe some changes to the site?!?! Oh, and if you follow me on instagram, I’m going live at 6pm GMT Sunday with my sweet friend Rachel, to chat all things identity and faith, so be sure to hop on and say hi! And as always, drop anything you’d like to see here down below!! (Oh, and how fun is this… this post is my 100th on the blog!!) Much love friends, it is SO good to be back!!

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!

24 thoughts on “I’m Back…

  1. Yayyy!! So excited for our chat this Sunday:) That “real talk” section was really encouraging, thank you so much for that. I can relate 10000%. And I’m so excited about some salad recipes! I’m trying to eat salads for lunch (almost) every day so I need some inspiration. 😆 All in all, so glad to have u back.

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    1. Thank you lovely Rachel!! Yes, I’ve been doing the same, trying to eat lots of salads especially for lunches, I find they make me feel so so good! Aw thank you Rachel, it feels so good to be back!! 🤗

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    1. Thanks lovely friend! Yes, the only reason I watched the show was because i read the book ages ago and loved it. The show was a bit different to the book and I’d say I’d did prefer the book, but it only took me a few nights to watch the show so it was worth it!

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  2. Happy to have “accidentally” come across you! Must have been fate, or should I say “Faith”. Keep opening up that good book and keep gratitude meditation in your daily practice no matter where it may fall throughout the day. Much love and peace.

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  3. Welcome back, Girl!
    Ahhhh. I cannot relate more, prioritizing school over blog is no joke. Ha-ha.

    But it’s good you’re back and ready to be active with your online space again.
    + the pictures are pretty ♡

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  4. Megan!! Im so excited you’re back! And the “lets get real” oh girl I feel you! I am so proud of you for taking some time and doing what you needed to do for your relationship with Jesus and your sanity 😂 Can’t wait to see what’s next;)

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  5. YOU’RE BACK!!!!!!! Oh my goodness, you have no idea how much I missed your posts. They’re always so encouraging and just so sweet. ❤ I appreciate how honest you were. It's true, none of us will ever do anything perfectly, including the things that are most important, like quiet time. I remember going through a season where I didn't spend time with God for 5 months, and that was absolutley awful. I felt "bleh" all the time and truly had no joy. But when I got back on track, I finally realized how time with God makes ALL. THE. DIFFERENCE. It's because of Him that we can do anything, including the mundae tasks of life or even the things He has called us to do. ❤ I'm so glad you're back, friend!

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    1. Heaven this made my DAY, thank you! Yes I don’t think I’ve ever noticed such a difference… like on some days it felt like my life was FALLING APART and sure, not everything is perfect now but when I spent time with God SO much changes! Thank you for this encouraging comment and I’m so glad to be back too!! ❤

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  6. Megan!!!!!!!!!!!!! MEGAN! You’re back! *Gives you a big hug* I love it when you’re here filling my reader with little pockets of sunshine! Welcome back! And I love your pictures in this post, especially the yellow flowers and da smoothie bowl! 🤩 (Agh, same struggle with school vs. blogging. School has been ending up on top for me lately, but I am working on something! 🤣) I’m so glad you’re back and doing well, Megan! 🤗

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    1. MAYAYLAAAA!!!!! YES I’M BACK and i’ve missed you tons!! hahah, the struggle is real but i’m so excited to see what you’re working on!! and i’m glad you liked the pictures, i felt like i had a lot to share from being off the blog for so long lol! How have you been doing, girl? 🤗💕

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      1. Haha, thanks!!! I’ve been really well! Faith and family and life has been awesome! 🤣 I’ve been reading a ton to prep for a big paper so that’s been crazy! 😂 Have a great day, friend!!

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