An Interview With My Mother

No, it’s not Mother’s Day. Yes, this is an interview with my mother. Why? Because she is funny and has some good perspective on life. She raised four daughters and lived to tell about it. She once had major brain surgery because my sisters and I literally made her lose her mind. Okay, not really.…

Irrational Fears

Irrational fears are something I spent a good portion of my time in therapy talking about. After a few months and several hundred dollars, my irrational fears no longer caused panic attacks and I was even able to laugh at them! Sometimes I catch myself slipping into my old way of thinking, which is to…

Riding Towards Freedom

This past week was incredibly busy. I worked both jobs, making it a 70-hour work week. Because of this,I have been planning what I will do on my one day of freedom since Friday. Just the thought of a free Sunday was keeping me going. So far, my Sunday has been perfect. This morning I…

Love vs Acceptance

One of  the most influential counseling sessions with my therapist, Ken, was one where he asked me a short and simple question. Well, simple for him to ask, not as simple for me to answer. On a chilly day in January, I sat on Ken’s leather couch proud of the strides I had made in the past…

The One Word Analysis

I am a woman (It’s true, I checked). This means a few different things: I can cry wherever, whenever, and for whatever reason I want, no explanation necessary. I can and will constantly change my mind on both minor and major life issues. My feelings towards peanut butter, organized religion, rainy days, the color yellow,…

Life Without Detective Stabler

Hello my name is Courtney and I am addicted to crime television shows. Dexter, Law and Order SVU, Criminal Minds, Prison Break, Numbers, Flashpoint, you name it. If it has serial killers, blood, guns, a sexy detective, and a witty female cop who is way too good looking to be a cop, I’m in. I…