Choose to Be Beautifully Simply You

Some people won't be your people and some people won't like us. That's okay.This is one of the hardest things to be okay with as perfectionists, the idea that other people won't like us. We aim to be so perfect in everything that we do, that it absolutely pains us when someone sees us as … Continue reading Choose to Be Beautifully Simply You

Learning to Love Yourself Outside of A Relationship

I often think about my journey with self-love and how most of my life has been spent void of self-love and depending on others for my sense of self-worth. I was deeply reminded by this after listening to Demi Lovato's song, "Tell Me You Love Me". I remember when I first heard this song and … Continue reading Learning to Love Yourself Outside of A Relationship

Imperfectly Amazing, Just The Way You Are

My one eye closes a bit more than the other when I smile and I spend too much time re-taking photos, trying to keep both eyes open. I talk too much. But other times I don't talk enough and hold in how I feel. I talk fast. So I get my point across quickly. But … Continue reading Imperfectly Amazing, Just The Way You Are

The Power of Saying No

Why is it so hard for us to say no to things that are not good for us? We will have one hundred and one things on our plate, and somehow find the words, “Yeah, of course I can do that”, coming out of our mouths, when we truly feel like we can barely handle … Continue reading The Power of Saying No

You’ve Already Done the Work, Now It’s Time to Shine

I think about 95% of my life in terms of track meets and practices. All of the preparation, the hard work, the tears, the frustration, the anxiety, the rush of success, all of it. I haven't ran competitively in years, but I still feel those feelings all of the time. My coach used to say … Continue reading You’ve Already Done the Work, Now It’s Time to Shine