A Few Thoughts

Disclaimer: I am going to get a bit personal in this post.

First off I want to say that I find a lot of joy through blogging. I enjoy creating outfits, especially those that make me feel really good about myself. The ones that make me say ‘hey, I am actually good at this’. Then there are times when I get down on myself and I wonder why I am even doing this. What value am I adding to myself and my readers by continuing to do this? Am I wasting my time? Do people even read my posts? Who out there is laughing at me or making judgements about me? I will say I knew that with blogging would come those who disapproved or didn’t like my style, I expected that part.

Then my sweet husband told me, if you are enjoying it keep doing it. Nothing is going to happen over night. Be patient and be realistic. I can’t expect to have a million people reading my blog posts, I know that. But that’s not really what I want. I mean that would be great and all but really all I want is for those few who are following along to get something out of my posts. Even if they aren’t inspired to go and try a new style or trend, perhaps they are inspired to pursue a passion of their own.

And that is what keeps me going. Obviously the fact that I enjoy blogging but the thought that perhaps there is at least one person out there that enjoys reading my posts and perhaps they have gained a little confidence in themselves. I will say I have been able to meet some great gals in the short time that I have been blogging, so maybe that thought is a reality.



  1. Denise
    May 13, 2017 / 1:19 am

    I seriously have read almost all of your blog post. I love love your style and I want to copy them all. I actually ended up buying the jcrew ruffle shorts and they made me feel so cute, which had been a little bit of a challenge post baby. You’ve also helped me to realize quality of quantity! So, when I’m shopping. I’m like will I want to wear this outfit on repeat or not. If not, I don’t buy! Keep it up lady. You can do amazing things! You’ve got such an eye for it.

    • awesomeonoccasion
      May 14, 2017 / 5:09 am

      Thank YOU for supporting me and encouraging me since day 1! You are amazing and I always appreciate your comments more than you know! I am so happy you found those shorts and they made you feel that way! Even though you are adorable always and have the best style.

  2. Andrea
    May 13, 2017 / 1:24 am

    Love you!! I love you style!! And I’m sure your giving lots of us the courage to try style we’ve never tried!

    • awesomeonoccasion
      May 14, 2017 / 5:12 am

      Thank you so much, Andrea! You’re the best! Love you!

  3. May 13, 2017 / 1:36 am

    Courtney, I can absolutely relate to all of this. I often ask myself the same questions and get down on myself. It sounds like we are both lucky to have husbands that encourage us! I am so glad that we met through our blogs. I have loved reading your posts and I think you are creating something wonderful! Keep it up ❤️

    Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com

    • awesomeonoccasion
      May 14, 2017 / 5:12 am

      I am so glad we met too! I feel like we we’re already friends somehow. Thank so much for encouraging me and for following along. I am glad we can support each other in our blogging journeys!

  4. Ginny
    May 13, 2017 / 1:38 am

    Court, you have the best style and a matching personality! I am ready for you to style me sister!! You inspire me to want to try new things and that’s hard for me! Because like you, I am down on myself and think I will look ridiculous in this or that! I’m super happy you bought that cute dress and can not wait for you to share it with your followers! I bet anything they will will totally agree! Keep it up chick!

    • awesomeonoccasion
      May 14, 2017 / 5:12 am

      Ginny you are such an awesome friend! I don’t know what I’d do without you!

  5. Jamie
    May 13, 2017 / 3:59 am

    Courtney!!!! I love your post!! I told skot to tell Cedar to get me the wicker J.Crew clutch for Mother’s Day bc I love yours so much! Keep doing what you’re doing!!!!

    • awesomeonoccasion
      May 14, 2017 / 5:13 am

      Oh my goodness, Jamie! That makes me so happy! I hold your opinion very high because you seriously have such great style and have navigated the blogosphere before. You’re awesome. I hope you get the clutch 🙂

  6. Amanda Smathdrs
    May 13, 2017 / 11:26 am

    Hey it may not be much! We’re at the beach and I’m rocking the awesome denim cutoffs cause of your advice! I love the pair I got from AE (would be never thought to look there without your advice)! So if you love it keep doing it! And yeah you’re doing great!!!

    • awesomeonoccasion
      May 14, 2017 / 5:15 am

      I am so glad you found yourself a good pair of cut offs and that I I was able to help! Thank you for telling me, it seriously makes me so happy to know that! I hope you have a fabulous time at the beach!

  7. May 15, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    SO sorry it’s taken me a while to read this post! You are doing such a fantastic job and I can relate to everything here. Keep going!! Success is all relative and I definitely think you are making a difference.

    • awesomeonoccasion
      June 3, 2017 / 12:22 am

      Thank you so much Katherine! You are so sweet and I am so glad we connected through blogging!

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