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

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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

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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

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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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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 college and saw a brand new world of people, places … Continue reading Though I Thought I Could Do it All, I Could Not Do it All Well

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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?

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 go back and expand on each of the 27 things. … Continue reading Time to Make Good on that Promise

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 would guilt myself into opening my bible app, shaming myself … Continue reading I Admit, I Hated Reading my Bible

5 Ways to Better Keep your Word

This year I beat myself up heavily about not keeping my word to someone on a project that literally would have taken me a week tops to complete. After speaking with them about it later and expressing my guilt, they were fine but I was left feeling like a disappointment. I vowed to do my best to never feel that again. Maybe you struggle with … Continue reading 5 Ways to Better Keep your Word