Welcome to PrettyRx!!!

February 14, 2016

Welcome to PrettyRx! I am so glad you are here! Take a look around—there is going to be so much more as we grow together!

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PrettyRx (I say it “pretty, are, ex” not “pretty, prescription”) is a lifestyle blog for real life women. A few months ago I walked out of a boutique with one of my girlfriends and said, “That is what I want to do!” I may have meant that I wanted to own a boutique, but what that moment of realization has turned into is…This! This is a blog about style, beauty, relationships, feelings, being twenty-something, and being a woman. Every Monday and Tuesday I will talk a little bit about what it is like to be a real girl (well, a girl like me) in the real world (I mean, the version of the world I live in), and then on Wednesdays, We Wear Pink!

I recently turned 25 and felt like something had to change. For too long I had given in to depression and allowed anxieties to dictate what I do and don’t do. I could never get on board with the life I felt like I was supposed to be living—to be honest I couldn’t really even figure out what that was. I felt so much pressure to be “good” and make money and live up to something that I couldn’t define. My future was overwhelming, my past a sensitive subject, and in the present I just fell in between crazy and okay—not enough of either one to have a good excuse. Walking out of that boutique it hit me suddenly that I was passionate about something, I just always felt it too superficial to make a life out of. I care about style, I am a shopper and a writer, and I looooove pretty things. PrettyRx is the place where I get to bring all of that out, and where I will turn my issues into my success.

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Here’s the deal, I know there are other girls out there who care about pretty things, but feel like empty shells of people. I know there are other girls out there who cannot manage simple interactions without having irrational physical and emotional responses, but who want to look damn good during that panic attack. I know there are lots of girls out there who love the phrase, “on Wednesdays we wear pink.” I am one of you! PrettyRx gives me something to be good at. It provides me a place to write, to share some of my crazy, to talk about the things I am already thinking about and Pinteresting. And hopefully to find some friends who understand how I feel about life so that we can all feel that way together, and laugh about it! I am tired of hiding, of waiting for things to fall into place, or for me to “get better”. All you really need in life is a place to start, and I am here to suggest we start with our outfits and see what happens from there…

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By Courtney

Author of PrettyRX, a lifestyle blog.

6 Comments

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    Nick Laparra

    Welcome to the web/blog, girl! The site looks great. Good luck as this grows!

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      Courtney

      Thank you Nick!

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    christina stevenson

    I think it is fantastic that you are showing and telling the world how you feel. I live with depression and anxiety every day. And aome days its so hard to wake up and want to do anything. But have people like you who have embraced it and want to show people that you can do little things to make life better is amazing. Everyone struggles from different things. In the end we are all human and the same. We all hurt and we all have to go through things that make us who we are. I think your going to do an amazing job.

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      Courtney

      Thank you for sharing that, Christina. It can be hard, but I have a lot of hope! I hope this can be a place of joy for you!

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    Sarah Stillman

    So excited to keep reading, Courtney! I got to this a tad late, but life’s been so hectic recently. Reading this made me feel like, “Hey, she gets what that’s all about and actually wants to talk about it and acknowledge it.” It’s nice to feel that companionship and genuineness from your writing. From a twenty-something girl, I can’t wait to watch this develop and grow and see you journey through the process.

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      Courtney

      Thank you so much Sarah! That means the world to me.

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