Hello! My name is Courtney!

I have always been somewhat of a writer, so I made this blog so to write out my thoughts on what my life is like now and how I am overcoming any challenges. My idea was that I could look back at my blog and appreciate how far I’ve gone to accomplish my goals, or to look back for a reminder that everything is going to be alright.

It is one of my favorite things, to look back at someone’s progress (including my own) in the form of photos, videos, or journal entries.

Although my posts will include my thoughts and struggles, I will be writing about them in a way that gives the next person in my shoes a sense of direction. I don’t and won’t write anything here from the perspective of a ‘perfect’ person. I couldn’t even pretend to be a perfect person if someone paid me to. Instead, I write as a person concerned for other people who may repeat my mistakes.

I am on a journey to get to know Christ and live out God’s true purpose for me. It has been far from easy or simple, due to my stubbornness and previously rebellious spirit, but the lessons I’ve learned along the way make up my testimony. I intend to spread the gospel to all those who want and need to hear it and allow it into their hearts. I know what it’s like to be a slave to this world, past mistakes, and the (unknowing) pursuit of God’s love in ungodly places. I will help any and everyone that I can reach, to come out of the darkness and into the light that is available to each and every one of us. 

I am an aspiring philanthropist (c’mon now it’s tough sometimes!) and I am passionate about women’s rights, pregnant single mothers, at-risk youth, abandoned children, and mental health awareness. I will work as hard as I can and get up every time the enemy knocks me down until I am strong and able to help at least one person in each of the situations I am passionate about.

By profession, I am (soon to be) a nutritionist. However, I am absolutely head over heels for Japan. Since I was in middle school, I’ve always known that I wanted to move to Japan someday and I started teaching myself the Japanese language. In fact, studying the culture and language has become my passion. Without ever having even stepped foot in the country, I managed to become fluent on my own and that’s something that I’m quite proud of. Unfortunately, learning all by myself has come with a setback and that is my struggle to stay consistent and efficient with the language. A few years ago, I hit a plateau and I almost gave up on trying to teach myself, but my passion has been renewed and I post my progress on my language blog.

Eventually, I intend to move to Japan and make it my home and I’ll have blogged every step of the way.

So thank you for taking the time to read all of this. I hope you find something motivating and inspirational on my blog!