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…

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…

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…

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%…

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…

Prepare for Christmas NOW

Remember how you felt less than two months ago when you couldn’t get mom that gift you really wanted to give her? Yeah. Painful wasn’t it. Saddening just a little? Well guess what? It doesn’t have to be like that EVERY. YEAR. You can change your approach and prepare for Christmas now. NOW is the…

February 2019 Goals & January in Review

Heyyyyy Fam! Welcome to February. The month of love, heart health and women’s history. Let me tell you – I LOVE love I love being in love, I love loving people, I love seeing people in love, and finding the love of their lives, I love the love of Christ. It just gives me LIFE!…