Celebrating Courtney! (Interview #7)
Courtney assists people with their daily fuel and food needs.
Courtney wanted to be a Meteorologist. Ever since she was young, Courtney has always had a fascination with storms and what they can produce. “Even though it can be scary at times, it’s still a thrilling thing.”
Using 3 words to describe her life so far, Courtney chose “slowly getting better”.
Courtney wants to inspire other women & girls and shares, “Never let someone else define who you are as a person. Don’t let the opinions of others make you change who you really want to be. Don’t hold back. Reach for the stars. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to feel sad. I’ve been through a lot in my twenty two years of existence and it’s been horrifying and exhilarating at the same time. I’ve worked my way up from where I was. I can’t say it was easy, because it wasn’t. I lost a lot. I gained much more. I used to be so stuck on how people felt about me and how to make everyone else happy.. I forgot about the most important person. Myself. I learned how to love myself, even when somebody else didn’t; that not everyone is going to like me. I’m now okay with that. I’m not living to please anyone else but myself. I’m not the angry, spiteful person I used to be. Change is okay. Move at your own pace. Never let someone control your being. Make yourself happy. Spoil yourself. Smile. Wear that dress. It’s tight fitting? Baby, express yourself. Show off those beautiful curves. Your teeth aren’t straight? SMILE anyways. Don’t let others define you. You’re perfect. Just the way you are. Always remember that”.