New Beginnings

 New Beginnings

 Hey friends—I want to start off by apologizing for neglecting my blog. Life got the best of me and I will tell you about most of it {eventually}, but bottom line is: I’m sorry and I’m back.

A lot has changed in my life since I last posted… the biggest being I packed up all of my things {sold some of it} and moved 19.5 hours to Charleston, SC from my “hometown” Waterloo, IA.  You don’t realize how much crap you have accumulated until you’re forced to pack it and haul it across the county…and let me tell you—I have a lot of crap. I mean… I have 17+ boxes of books alone. Ridiculous I know.

Image<< just a portion of the boxes!

The hassle/cost/time/energy of moving has been completely worth it! You may be asking “Why Charleston Courtney?” and I will tell you.. I have 3 very good reasons.

  1. My oldest brother [Taylor], his wife [Andrea] and my fantastic nephews [Grayson and Levi] live here
    .Image{Gray and Levi… how freaking cute is this?!}
  2. Graduate School- Image
  3. I now live 7 minutes from the beach… beach>>Iowa  [times 100]


Honestly I’ve been talking about moving out of IA for as long as I can remember and ever since HS when [Taylor] moved here Charleston has been my goal destination. I got to the point that it was now (July) or never –so here I am. Living the dream.

I am renting a house on James Island {JI} with three bedrooms/two baths and it is perfect.  I have a fabulous roommate [Steph] who also took the plunge and moved from IA after finishing her nursing degree/working at a summer camp. We have one of the best landlords ever… he is cool with any changes we want to make to the house and doesn’t charge a pet deposit! WHAT?!


::sidenote—before/middle/after pictures  of the house to come::

We live: a mile away from [Taylor] & co
:7 miles from the beach
:7 miles from downtown Charleston/CofC

Our sacrifice is our drive to work takes us about 30mins [BWW]. But something has to give…

Sooo, what is next?

For me [and Steph] —a lot of new adventures.

For the blog— I want to continue to share my insights, goals, projects, and my adventures. I want to keep a record of how life is changing and how I’m changing right along with it. I want to share  {life} lessons and inspire you to be bold. I hope you join me. :)

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain


Caution: This is a new ride and it may have unexpected twist, turns, highs, lows, and a few bumps along the way… but I can assure you it will be entertaining no matter what.


~ by CAS on December 16, 2012.

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