Life sure does fly by when you’re having fun, doesn’t it?
If you’re anything like me, it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos. Before you know it, your “baby” isn’t such a baby anymore, you start noticing fine lines next to your eyes, and you stop counting your own birthdays because, well, not only do you lose track, but what milestones do you have to look forward to after you turn 21?
Show of hands – how many of you wish you could slow down? Stop time, even for a brief moment? I’ve struggled to hold onto all of my favorite memories, moments and conversations I’ve shared with my kids, my husband, friends and family. I swore I’d write them all down “later” so I could look back at them one day and smile. But the details started fading, and later never happened – until now.
THAT, my friends, is why I’m here. To use my little piece of the interwebs to document “the little things”. To share my favorite experiences, recipes, tips, photos and stories. To have a place to write out my thoughts, feelings, opinions, rants and raves because, boy, I’m full of them!
And I’m here to let go of the guilt I’ve carried for so long. Guilt for forgetting. For being imperfect. It’s taken a lot of soul-searching for me to realize that hey, I’m doing my best. I may not have all the answers, but dammit I’m giving my all! And ultimately, my mission is to connect with, inspire and encourage others, just like me, that your best is enough.
But wait a second, who am I? Apparently, I’m rude – I should have started off with —
⇒ HELLO AND WELCOME!! ⇐
I’m Courtney, a sarcastic, introverted 30-something year old, full-time working girl living in the greatest country in the world – TEXAS! (Ok, just so we’re on the same page, I KNOW Texas isn’t a country. . . . .but really, it should be.) I’ve been blessed with two hurricane daughters, and I’m a (self-proclaimed) trophy wife to my best friend, Alan, who has a great laugh and happens to be a pretty awesome guy. Bonus: he has a sweet beard!
a little more about me…
I love photography, music, cheesy romantic comedies, and Texas’ two weeks of autumn. I live with an anxiety/panic disorder as well as depression. ( See how I snuck that in there? ) Mommin’, wife’n and friend’n during the “bad days” is rough and are definitely not my strongest moments, but I continue to push through and learn new ways to cope when those storms start to overwhelm me. And honestly, this – writing – is my therapy.
Moving on . . . I survive on Starbucks and spend most of my time in a zombie state-of-mind, cleaning up after my kiddos and wondering what day it is. When I’m not cleaning, running errands or at my corporate 9 to 5, I’m more than likely making memories with my family. Y’all, those people are my LIFE! But on those rare (and I mean rare) days that I’m by myself with a little time to kill, you can probably find me at a quiet coffeeshop, reading or writing with my headphones on. Recharging my batteries before diving back into my life of glitter and chaos.
Meet Hurricane Jordyn (Category 5)
Oh, our beautiful first-born! She’s our outgoing 5-year old girly-girl, drama queen, smart (and smart-mouthed), glitter and Disney-obsessed daughter. She is the epitome of a “strong-willed child” but has a heart of pure gold. She’s nurturing by nature, protective of her loved ones, a perfectionist and a dreamer. A true sweetheart with just the right amount of sass!
And Then There’s Hurricane Averie (Category 1)
The baby. How is she already more than a year old?? She’s a cuddlebug and a lover of pop-up books and food. The girl can flat out EAT! A bright child that adores her big sister, has a fantastic belly-laugh and is a mama’s girl to the core – she follows me everywhere and literally latches to my leg when I’m in the same room as her. She’s reserved, a skeptic around people in general and doesn’t really come out of her shell until she trusts you.
So, there you have it! Again, WELCOME to my little corner of the web, and I’m so glad you made it this far on my “About” page! You ROCK!! I would love for you to share moments and musings with me of YOUR own life’s journey. Connect with and follow me on social media! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Bloglovin.
So grab a cup of coffee, and join in on the chaos!