About Me

Hey, y'all!!! I'm Courtney!!!!

I am a 7th grade science teacher in Lubbock, Texas, and here is my story! In June of 2014, my family's life changed for the better! Up until then, I was teaching science and geography at a small private school and loving life.  I adored my co-workers and students, but my husband, son, and I had big plans for our future.  Long story short... I left my teaching job in Fresno, California and entered into the unknown. Moving halfway across the country. New job, new school, new state, new town, new everything... It was very stressful to say the least. But, I'm here, I love Texas, I love my school, I love my co-workers.  I couldn't be happier!! In the spirit of talking about myself, I will tell you that I am a major list- maker.  I don't know what I would do without the lists I make!  Since I like lists so much, here's a list of ten things most people don't know about me:

1. A month before I turned 21, I was having horrible 'cramps.' Well, it turns out, I had a grapefruit- sized cyst on my ovary.  They took out my appendix as a precaution, and they were able to save my ovary.

2. The things I miss about California besides my friends... In-N-Out, Carl's Jr., Pismo Beach, and Yosemite NP.

3. My favorite show of all time is NCIS.  I have watched each season I swear like five times, always starting with season 1 and ending with the current season.

4. I have submechanophobia, which is a fear of man-made objects underwater.  If you Google it and look at the images...OMG-- I can't handle that!!!  I knew I always had that fear, but my husband is the one who actually Googled it to figure it out.

5. I love learning about human anatomy & physiology.  I find it fascinating knowing WHY the human body does what it does.  My favorite class in college was looking at the anatomical structures of a human that had been dissected by physical therapy students.

6. My husband and I went to Walt Disney World for our honeymoon.  People have made inconsiderate comments about why anyone would go to a 'kids' place for such a romantic trip.  Well, we had a blast, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

7. I LOVE guns. I own a shotgun and a 9mm.  Shooting clays is probably my favorite stress reliever.

8. I am addicted to doTerra essential oils, especially onguard.  I have saved myself countless days of illness- any time I feel like I'm getting sick, I put onguard drops under my tongue. Works like a charm-

9. I could eat Mexican food everyday, and I still wouldn't get tired of it!! Love me some enchiladas and rice and beans.

10. My husband and I have one son, which will stay that way! We are totally happy with our little family and wouldn't trade it for the world!

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