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Courtney Rae Jordan

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Hello, friend! My name is Courtney Rae Jordan and I'm so glad that you stopped by here for a visit.

I am an old soul with reckless optimism. I am a school counselor by trade with a passion for writing and encouraging people. Most of all, I am a child of God.

At 27, my life changed in a drastic way. Since then, there have been highs and lows, twists and turns, and so much growth in between. As a result, I have learned and am still learning many valuable lessons. 

As I write this, I am in the middle of another life change. During the 2020 holiday season, I became engaged to my best friend. While I'm so excited and thankful, I am also aware of the gravity of what is happening. I am using this space to share my continuous journey with you.

My intention is that the content you read here will connect with you, encourage you, and positively impact you.  

Read on and enjoy!

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Pull up a Chair ...

If you asked me how I thought my life was going as a woman in my early 20's, I would have said perfectly fine and on track. However, life has a way of exposing you to its harsh realities.

In 2011, everything changed and a long and difficult journey began. I finally got to the point where I had to look myself in the mirror, face the truths from which I had been running, and get to work. 

Over time, I began to realize that I had a lot more control over myself than I thought and that I had to make some changes in order to move forward. The problem was that I had no idea how to do that. 

I dug my heels in deep, shed a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, and, now, progress (not perfection) is my sweet reward. I write to you and for you because I want you to know that you are not alone and that, while forward movement can be difficult, it is not impossible. In fact, it is necessary and worth it!

Your happy life depends on you and what you are willing to do to make it happen. Knowing how to make it happen can be the tricky part and I'm so excited to share what I am learning with you. 

So, pull up a chair and let's dig in. Take some time to explore the blog and feel free to reach out to me.

I'm waiting to hear from you! 

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How's Your Year Going?

Here we are. Almost halfway through 2022. How do you feel about that? To answer my own question, I don't feel that great. Don't get me...

Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, Let's Go!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I spent the last couple of weeks of December recovering from a busy time at work, watching...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ...

...but, not for everyone. I have always loved Christmas. Our family grew up enjoying the tradition of the season, but also knowing that,...

Silence can be golden

Hi friends! I have to admit that October was a difficult month for me. I didn't expect it to be, but that is what it was. I wanted to...

It's called balance, friends!

On the way to the gym on Sunday, I stopped to get a banana chocolate chip muffin. Normally, I would not consider the gym a success unless...

Look Forward

I'm looking forward to it. Have you said that before? I certainly have said it - many times. It promotes a sense of promise, excitement,...

Keep calm and Monday on.

Friends, the last week and a half has been rough - full of amazing moments and also full of some tough ones. My post isn't as full-bodied...

A few things I learned about weddings

Hello, friends! I hope you are well as you read this post. I intend to offer a bit of insight on what I learned while planning my...

Staring Back at Me

I am certainly no expert on marriage. However, while it's only been a couple of months, I will say that I've already learned. Being...

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

If you know anything about my story, I met my husband at the gym. I was not in the healthiest place and I invested in a trainer. Cue...

The Balancing Act

A couple of weeks ago, I went on vacation with my people. In that week, I was able to spend time with my husband, my mother, my brother,...

Because life happens on vacation, too.

I just came off of a weeklong vacation. It was glorious to say the least. I checked NO personal or work emails. I did not do too much...

I'm fine; It's fine; Everything's fine.

I am thankful for such sweet and wonderful people in my life who truly want to know how I've been doing. I got married, moved out of my...

PTI (Pardon the Interruption)

Please forgive my absence last week. I was celebrating my 37th birthday and enjoying my honeymoon! There is lots to fill you in on and...


Three simple words and, perhaps, one of the hardest concepts to follow. I can attest to this firsthand. In the last month, I got married,...

The Best Day Ever

My wedding day was the best day of my life so far. That may sound like an exaggeration, but, I promise you, it's not. I have gone over...

The In Between

Recently, I was able to go to what will be my new job in a less than a month. It was surreal. At the new job, I'm known by my married...

A Sigh of Relief

I took a deep breath as Damien told me that I needed to relax. I feel like I've been carrying a pretty heavy load lately. I'm in between...

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Fun Facts

  1. I am a Maryland native.

  2. I have a coffee and potato chip problem.

  3. I am an avid Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac fan.

  4. Clemson football is my life! 

  5. The Golden Girls is also my life!

  6. I have 2 Master's degrees (one of which is from dear old Clemson).

  7. I grew up watching WWE and going to see WrestleMania XXVII  was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

  8. I am a gym rat.

  9. I am an extroverted introvert.

  10. Traveling is one of my favorite past times. So far, my most incredible adventures have included Italy, France, Spain, South Korea, and Dubai. 

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