When You Enjoy the Journey, Magic Happens

My fiance and I spent some time joking around trying to learn a salsa dance to a YouTube video and I told him how stiff he looked. I told him, “Don’t try too hard, because that’s when you mess up. Just have fun with it.” In that moment, I said, “wow, what a blog post”, and now here we are. …

Relinquishing Control, Trusting the Universe

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Raise your hand if you are someone who likes things done on your timeline, and absolutely no other timeline other than yours. My hand is definitely one of the highest in the room! So many of us, including myself, are impatient and want things done how we want them and when we want them. …

I Am a Recovering Perfectionist

While going for a run, I had this thought that I am a recovering perfectionist. I am recovering in this very moment, as I sit on the rocks by the beach and take my time rather than continuing my workout. I am recovering as I take in the view and allow myself to just be. But I haven’t always been …

Sometimes We Feel Sad, But It’s Completely Okay

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You For most or my life, I never realized that it was okay to feel sad. Whenever I felt sad, I was made to feel small and worthless by the toxic people I surrounded myself with, so feeling sad became something that was far from okay, something I learned to hide. Recently, a child I …

My Imperfection is My Favorite Part About Me

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Today I turn 26! 25 was a really great year for me, and at 25 I realized that most of my entire life I was searching for perfection, but that my search for perfection kept me from recognizing that I needed help and kept me from telling my story. The chase for perfection began …

2018, Thank You!

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You 2018 has come to a close. 365 days came and went in a blink of an eye. This year, I finally learned to love myself. This year, I learned to let go easier, love harder and do what is best for me. This year, I said yes more to new experiences and no more …