Courtney Kerr

Courtney reflects on the season and what's really important in life.

on Jan 23

Can you believe that these 8 weeks of "Courtney Loves Dallas" are already over?! What can I say...IT’S BEEN A WILD RIDE.

Life isn't meant to be easy; growing up is tough. Learning to make the right decisions is difficult. Juggling it all requires a lot of work and figuring out how to keep your head on straight during it all as well is the real challenge. But as a woman who is ever changing and evolving, the key to success begins with yourself.

As a single girl, I think it’s easy to place value in yourself: YOU do it all -- YOU cook the dinner, YOU put gas in your car, YOU pay for your own meals, YOU pay all the bills, YOU, YOU, YOU. You figure out your own rhythm and you become accepting of your own flaws. YOU enjoy that you don't have to answer to anyone else and that, quite frankly, your opinion is the only one that matters. But sadly, what that mindset does for you is causes you to depend solely on yourself and become quite self-important.

Looking back, I think it's fair to say that in the beginning of this season I was incredibly lost. I was coming off of the Matt situation amidst a new career as a full-time blogger. Honestly, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But as I began evaluating myself, my relationships, and what I was investing my time into, things began to become much more clear for me. I began to see that my happiness didn't come from being in a relationship or from fashion (WHAT?! Dare I say it?!), or from my blog, or from hosting a morning television show, or from anything I can pat myself on the back for…my happiness comes from my relationships with the strong women in my life, and without them, I wouldn't be the same person.