Hello! My name is Courtney!

I have always been somewhat of a writer, probably because I talk a lot and I tend to overthink everything. So, I made this blog so that I can write out my thoughts about what my life is like now and how I am overcoming any challenges that I may be facing. 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 and I get to see the accomplishments and improvements. Although my blog will still include my thoughts and struggles, rather than just writing them for myself, I will now be writing about them in a way that gives a person in my shoes some direction. I don’t and won’t write anything here from a 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. A testimony that I enjoy being able to share with those who it’ll help to know it. I am an aspiring philanthropist (c’mon now it’s tough sometimes!) and I am passionate about women’s rights, pregnant women and single mothers, troubled or at-risk youth, abandoned children, and mental health awareness. I intend to spread the gospel to all those who want and need to hear it and allow it into their hearts. 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 for. I know what it’s like to be a slave to this world, its logic, your past mistakes, and the (unknowing) pursuit for 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. Even if I can only help 1 person per year, I’ll be satisfied knowing that I served God and enabled another person to become their best self and able to contribute more to the world.

I am also a strong believer that our diet is one of the most important matters of our life that we should have full control over. The food we eat affects our ability to function in every single way, which means that we can not truly be our best selves and give life our all if we do not have a healthy diet. Limited access to nutritious meals due to money, lack of knowledge, and intentional misinformation (through advertisement and blogs that exaggerate or fabricate research) is on the rise and so are nutrition related diseases and disorders. Although I’m only an undergraduate in the field, I will try to post my opinion about dieting and lifestyle changes that lead to good health.

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 Japan and the Japanese 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. About a year ago, I hit a plateau and I almost gave up on my ability to teach myself, but my passion has been renewed and I will 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!