My faith is the central part of my being. God brought me back from the point of rock bottom in my life and it's only by his grace that I'm still here. My passion in life is sharing what He's done for me with everyone I meet.
The only thing I ever wanted to do in life was be a wife and a mother. I've been a wife to Josh for 11+ years and together we have three little miracles—Noah (2008), Jonah (2012) , and Sarah (2017). Together we have laughed, cried & journeyed a lot of miles together. They are my whole world.
Whether it's the Bible, a fictional novel or writing in my own journal, the written word is my love language. I have journaled routinely for over 25 years and have boxes upon boxes full of memories and lessons I've learned from the Lord.
I fell in love with telling stories through my lens when I was in high school taking photos for the yearbook. I've said goodbye to a lot of family, but photos allow me to revisit moments and relive experiences. As of right now...I have upward of 20,000+ personal photos on various hard drives and on the cloud.
I fell in love with design in 2010 when I switched my website over to Wordpress. There was a vast shortage of cute templates and quality design. I spent HOURS scouring the internet for tutorials and fell in love with the art of creating beautiful branding and simple design.
There's nothing like the simplicity of a fresh picked bouquet of flowers. No matter the kind or the color, fresh flowers bring cheer and joy to anyone! I usually always have a fresh vase full in my kitchen...
I fell in love with traveling when I was 15 and flew to D.C. by myself for a youth convention. I swore that one day I would see the world. God brought a man into my life who I would later marry who was in the US Military. Together, we have traveled all over and have seen so much of the US. Next step? Paris!
what inspires me
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
channeling my inner nerd
Somewhere tropical...BoraBora? Tahiti?
NYC! Let's hit Saks & Broadway!
London, Paris, anywhere in Europe!
I love movies and books that make me stop and think or require my close attention. Alex Cross, Gone Girl, Prisoners?! I can't get enough. I need a good "who done it?!" to keep me on my toes and make me think!
I was in 6th grade when HP hit the shelves in America and I was the first in my school to read it. Harry and the gang carried me through some of the more difficult days of junior high and through a lot of hardship. #Always
My dad took me to see every MARVEL movie that came out growing up and I continue that with my two boys. We love Marvel in our house!
RDJ is my fave.
I have always been a night owl. For some reason, I find that I am most creative at night. Or maybe it's just because that's when my house gets quiet.
Y'all know I got a Pinterest Board for that...
Me & Nicholas Sparks at his NC Book Signing...
In case you missed it, my name is Courtney Kirkland. I'm a passionate follower of Jesus who believes that each one of us was placed right here, right now, for a divine reason. My goal is to help you discover your passion and your purpose and encourage you to DO SOMETHING WITH IT.