Goodbye 2019, Hello New Decade

Happy New Year Fam! Welcome back. I hope you’ve enjoyed the entire holiday season – from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. This time off for me has been refreshing, informative, relaxing, and all the things in between.  I know everyone has been on their “new year, same me” or “new year, new me” vibe, giving out all of the advice and well wishes. I could … Continue reading Goodbye 2019, Hello New Decade

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

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

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

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

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To Reach Your Goals, Start Doing Them

If you couldn’t tell by now, I’m the QUEEN of making goals. I have created yearly goals. Quarterly goals. Monthly and weekly goals. Goals based on my birthday and age. I’ve had relationship goals, financial goals, health and fitness goals – you name it. However, one of the main ingredients to successful goal achievement is consistency. The only thing I was consistent in was NOT … Continue reading To Reach Your Goals, Start Doing Them

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

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