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Single Girl Problems

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

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.

[video_clip_url:]Being able to watch this time in my life continues to serve as my daily dose of reality and I am so glad that I chose to share it for everyone to see. Over the last several weeks, I have continued to be reminded of some simple truths that I hope you picked up on as well:

⁃ I'm not perfect, but I am willing to laugh at my flaws.
⁃ I spend too much money on clothes…but at least I love my job!
⁃ When I chose to love someone, I love them with everything I have…and that can lead to painful heartbreak.
⁃ Horizontal stripes are really not your friend.
⁃ A good hair day can solve most of your temporary problems.
⁃ Best girlfriends, a good glass of wine, and lots of laughs make up the perfect date night.

Opening my home, my heart, and my life for all of you has truly changed me as a person. Thanks for all the sweet tweets and emails and Facebook messages along the way…usually they came at a perfect time! I hope I can continue to inspire all you fashionistas out there through my blog,, and who knows, maybe there will be another opportunity down the road for me to continue sharing fun filled adventures with you all…because my story isn't over and there are plenty more outfits to be worn.

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