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Money Matters: Seven Steps to Paying Down Debt

Hello Friend,  I have been off and on my debt freedom journey since 2015. 2014. One of them. My balance has bounced to and fro. During my journey – just when I got rid of debts, I added more on somehow. It has been a never ending thing.  This year, I vowed to work hard and focus on one thing. I wanted to pay off … Continue reading Money Matters: Seven Steps to Paying Down Debt

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October 2019 Goals & September Recap

Hey Fam! Guess what?! It’s October. Crazy right? We have officially entered into the last 90 days of this year. This time next week, it’ll be January 1st. (lol) Time is flying! But it’s been a good time. September proved to be a month of proving me wrong. As much as I tried to make my goals as “less overwhelming” as possible, some of them … Continue reading October 2019 Goals & September Recap

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August Goals Recap & September Goals

Hey Fam! Welcome back. Let’s talk goals, shall we? August has been almost exactly what I thought it would be. It was transformative and renewing. I definitely feel like things shifted in the right direction for my life. There’s so much that needs to be done, but I’m beginning to realize the importance of slowing down and taking a day to rest. In August, I … Continue reading August Goals Recap & September Goals

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It’s OK to Start Over

These days, everyone is an Instagram coach or motivational speaker.  This world is saturated with people trying to help others in some way. Unfortunately, a lot of them end up saying the same thing – just in different, more creative ways. The latest thing I’ve noticed is them reminding us that “it’s OK to start over.” This saying is nothing new really. It just stuck … Continue reading It’s OK to Start Over

July Goals Recap & August Goals

Hey Fam! Welcome back.  August is a transformative month. It’s a time for shifting, resting, resetting and preparation for the new season to come. August is a time for renewing commits to routines and priorities. Staying the course on the things that matter.  Have you felt the shift yet? Something in my nature just automatically starts adjusting for the next season.  July was all about … Continue reading July Goals Recap & August Goals

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Depression is Real

Over the course of 2019, I’ve encountered the topic of depression several times with those around me. Depression is real and it shows itself in many forms.  So here’s a “check on” list to help us become a little less self-centered and a lot more self-sacrificing of our time and effort towards those we say we love.  Check on your parents. You may think you’re … Continue reading Depression is Real

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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 to do so. If you need a break, take a … Continue reading July Goals & Life Update

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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% of the things I do, what I say and how … Continue reading What are your Intentions, Really?

Five Ways to Build Confidence

Over the past decade, my confidence level has went from: “ Meh, I’m alright” to “I suck.” to “Get it together, Cortney” to  “Girl, get up and act like you got it together” to “Alright CJ, I SEE YOU GIRL.” When I tell you life for me ain’t been no crystal stair?! (Langston Hughes reference – look it up lol) To say that my relationship … Continue reading Five Ways to Build Confidence

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Avoid your Debt

One day, I was talking to someone about how I really felt burdened by my large amount of debt. They listened to me grip about student loans, trouble with my car and the plan I had (at the time) to get rid of it all. Their advice to me: “Ignore it for now.” “Buy a house, it’ll increase your net worth.” “Increase your credit score … Continue reading 3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Avoid your Debt