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Life Update: A Triumphant Return

So, the big question: where have I been for the past few months?

The short and simplest answer is: life. Life happened. And it continues to.

The long answer is: somewhere where all 20-somethings eventually find themselves, I suppose; dealing with the reality that life didn’t turn out like we expected and wondering what the hell to do about it.

After I came back from vacation I briefly touched on falling into a bit of a rut. I guess it was deeper than I expected because here we are now. For the better part of July and well into August I found myself stuck somewhere in between apathy and chaos, trying to make sense of everything life was rapidly throwing at me. People coming in and out of my life, leaving my job, and general instability pretty much killed any motivation I had for blogging this summer, despite the long content calendar I had planned.

It was really frustrating, having the desire to put out content yet lacking to drive to do so. The longer I waited too, the more pressure I felt to come back full gusto; to jump right back into creating perfect content. My inner perfectionist was extremely upset with me.

It was then that I realized that it wasn’t so much about how I was coming back, but simply the act of starting to do so that truly mattered. There is courage in simply deciding to try again. It started with posting to Instagram, then scheduling out content for social medias, and finally, after many futile attempts, here we are.

And even though the inconsistency of my Instagram theme continues to bother me, the content on my other pages may not get the engagement I hope for, and maybe even this post doesn’t really get any views, at least I’ll know that I tried. And I continue to do so, so that I may improve a bit every day and eventually get to where I want to be. It’s such a cliche, but it’s one of those that are cheesily true.

I’m a little disappointed in how the last part of summer played out, but new seasons always promise new change. I guess for me, I’m working on not letting dissatisfaction hinder me and to become content with what I am capable of achieving now. It’s always about the present moment.

With that said, here’s the handful of things I have to update you all about in the name of new seasons:

  1. I got lash extensions. Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetI know it’s very miniscule, but I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a review on them? Let me know in a comment. I got the 10 mm synthetics. So far, I have mixed thoughts.
  2. I started school again. 1chrofmeg_aug16wk3igs1 I’m taking biology, web design, and  two physical education classes: volleyball and yoga. These are 2 of 5 Megan-approved forms of physical activity for me. Nonetheless, I am not a physically active person so be warned to hear a lot of complaints about getting into shape. On the other hand, I’m finally getting around to that New Year’s resolution 9 months later.
  3. The big announcement: I’m a new brand rep for the Etsy jewelry store The Shinn Life! IMG_0209.jpg I’m so excited to feature some of this awesome jewelry over on my Instagram as well as here for the fall! Be sure you’re following to see the content. As a huge thank you, you can use code: MEGAN for 15% off your entire order, no minimums! These are the
    White w/ Gold Bezeled Edge Druzy Stud Earrings.

 

As far as all of the previous content I had planned, I’m not sure if and when I’ll create it, but I will at least start posting new content very soon. Thanks again for all of your patience. Life has certainly kept me on my toes these last few months, but I’m learning to persevere.

 

All my love,

Megan


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