60 Before 30

Hello! It’s my birthday month! Go, Cortney! It’s your birthday! Well, it was on the 9th but you get the picture. I am officially 29 years old and I’m so glad I made it. In the spirit of starting anew, I put together a list of 60 things I’d like to do before I turn…

July Goals & Life Update

Hey Fam! Welcome back.  Due to the planning of my best friend’s wedding and a youth conference at my church (both in June), I’ve been a little absent. Nevertheless, those things are over (praise Jesus) and I’m back here to stay a while. Here’s the thing about starting and stopping – it is completely okay…

Though I Thought I Could Do it All, I Could Not Do it All Well

Growing up in the countryside of north Florida, I was a simple girl. School, chicken, Disney channel, my few select friends, church. I wasn’t thinking about my future much besides college. That was the goal. That was my purpose. Get good grades. Go to college for something that makes sense. However, once I got into…

What are your Intentions, Really?

“Intentionality is key.” When I listed this as one of the life lessons I’ve learned before I turned 27, I don’t think I truly realized how important this lesson really was. Now that I’m almost 29 (OH MY GOSH, I’M ABOUT TO BE 29…….) Sorry. Now that I’m almost 29, this statement basically dictates 89.9%…

Die to Relationship Expectations

In high school, I convinced myself that I would follow the trend of my two sisters that came before me and marry at 21. At 20 years old, I was dating a guy and the pressure was on. So when my 21st birthday rolled around and there was not even an engagement ring in sight,…

Time to Make Good on that Promise

If you’ve been following along with my blog from the very beginning, specifically in 2017, you’ll remember I wrote a post about the 27 Things I Learned before Turning 27. I was a comprehensive list of all my life lessons I had realized to that point in my life. During that post, I promised to…

Everybody Wants to be an Expert

Kevin Hart is one of my favorite comedians. Hands down. I’m Christian and I know that’s a red flag for a lot of people because of the amount of profanity that little man uses. But, I honestly don’t care! Coming from his mouth it seemingly doesn’t offend me. Go figure. Nevertheless, there’s a quote he…

Money Matters: My 2018 Money Wins

Hey Fam! So, last week we discussed the wreck that was my journey to financial independence in 2018. Tragic as it was, it wasn’t the end of the story AMEN?! Because I am trying to get rid of the habit of beating myself up for my “not-so-great” choices, I am making this post to celebrate…

Money Matters: My 2018 Money Fails

Hey Fam! A little while ago, I introduced a series called “Money Matters”because at the end of the day, it does! We need money to survive in this world whether we like it or not and we should be good stewards over that money. To start this conversation out here on the blog, I’m sharing…

Goals: Christmas Edition!

Hi fam! IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!!! If you couldn’t tell, Christmas is my favorite holiday!!! I love EVERYTHING about this holiday season. The decorations, the food, the cheer, the laughter, the gift giving, the music, the atmosphere, the JESUS. Hello. More than anything, I’m grateful for Jesus being born for us….

I Admit, I Hated Reading my Bible

I have a confession to make. At one point in my life, I hated reading my Bible. It’s not because I didn’t love Jesus. It’s not because I didn’t desire to be closer to God and learn more about him. I just at one point hated it. I would literally force myself to read. I…