• Courtney McLane Mize


I genuinely cannot believe I have taken such a long hiatus from this baby blog of mine. If you know me, then HI! I am back in action, so be ready for your Facebook and Instagram feeds to be filled with Doing Twenty Something truth bombs once again. If you don't know me, then HI! I am so glad you are here and can't wait for us to do life together through this page. I wanted to come back to my blog with an ultra-powerful, heart-stirring blog post that was just B A N G. However, that is not happening today. I feel like I have been MIA for so long that I need to reintroduce myself. (Queue the Jay-Z, allow me to reintroduce ma self...)

Where I have been: Well, let's see. My last post was July 19, 2017. Exactly two days before I officially met Tyler Mize, my fiance. I'M ENGAGED! We were doing long distance while I was in Nashville, but six months ago I decided to move to Arkansas so that we could do this thing for real. Instead of my days being filled with meaningless Bumble messages (pre-Tyler obvi) and daily runs to The Urban Juicer, I spend my mornings reading electrical drawings on my couch with Foldgers coffee in hand, and my nights fixing dinner for two and catching up on This Is Us. Going from a city with over half a million people to a town of 12,000, (really 3,000 on our side of the hill) has been a huge adjustment. Somehow, while so much of the past six months has been filled with drastic transition, it has also been filled with such comfort. I feel confident that for right now, this is where I am meant to be. I am experiencing a different way of life in a brand new place. I am preparing my heart for marriage with the person I have been praying for my entire life. Things are pretty sweet right now, and I am so thankful for this long awaited period of my twenties.

Where I am going: This blog started out in January 2016. I was a newly 24 year old, just 20 months out of college. I was entering the heart of some major life valley's that most young adults fall into. I was trying to find myself while trying to figure out how to "do" this whole adult thing. And to be completely honest, I did not know what I was doing. At all. However, what I did manage to do was be transparent in sharing what the Lord was teaching me throughout the ups and downs. After some hurt, some heartbreak, some moving forward, and some growing up, I am ready to take a new approach to this blog. I am a few years older, maybe a little wiser, (but still have a long way to go, trust me) and a completely different person than I was one year ago, let alone two. I am in this season of engagement with my favorite person, still kind of trying to figure out what to do with my life, with a heavy focus on new goals and new priorities. I am excited to share what I am learning as a soon-to-be wife, as a professional with a few years under my belt, and most importantly, as a follower of Jesus.

THANK YOU for coming alongside me in this pursuit to share truth and encouragement with those around us. We are all here for a bigger purpose, and whether or not you know what your purpose is yet, know that here at Doing Twenty Something, you are not alone.