Meet Courtney

Hi Friend! I'm Courtney (Court for short)... I'm a follower of Jesus, wife to a professional basketball player, brand new fur momma, world traveler in constant motion, chocolate chip cookie monster and lover of sports, life, travel, friendships, belly laughs, peanut butter, squats, and summer days.

I was born and raised in Southern California. But I grew up wanting more in life. I so deeply desired to see the world and to put it simply, become a "nomad" ;) Thankfully, God created me this way for a reason... and here I am: 27 married to an Australian 6'11'' (yes he's THAT tall) basketball player who whisks me around the world for 10 months each year to cheer him on and make my "nomadic" dreams come true. And we JUST became fur parents to a precious but feisty Golden Retriever pup named Sydney!

It hasn't always been sightseeing, european cafe dates, basketball, romance and healthy living thought. Which is why I'm here. Why I'm writing, sharing, and being present in this corner of my world.

I'm here to share hope.
I'm here to offer encouragement, and equip others in ways I wish I would've been equipped. I
'm here to tell the college graduate to DREAM and be unafraid to do life different.
I'm here to tell the 8-5 worker to stop counting minutes off your life, and begin taking risks for what you really want.
I'm here to tell the frustrated, under-slept new momma that she CAN make a difference without missing a beat of being there for her new baby.
I'm here to tell the girl who doesn't think she can, that in fact, she CAN.

I'm here to share brokenness made new, beauty from ashes, hope from despair, growth from barriers and simply be that friend so many of need. The one who says the hard things, but still holds our hand. The one who prays when she says she will. I'm here to help; in every facet of the world.

I share more of my heart in this short vlog:

To hear more about my health + fitness journey click here and here.
To read more about my God-given fairytale love story click here.

As a guest to this space, I pray you will be met with inspiration to be the best YOU you can be! I aim every day to live a life worthy of the call I have received: follower of God, wife, fur mom, fitness + nutrition coach, business mentor, inspirationalist, lifestyle specialist, wanderluster, and cookie lover (clean ones of course)!

Interested in learning more about what I do?
~Monthly 30 day fitness + nutrition challenges where you can apply to join: here
~Part-time or Full-time Fitness Coaching Mentorships as a member of SWS: apply here

Please feel free to share what you see as long as you link it back to me :)
**All information is privately owned by Creator + Founder Courtney Duinker.

You are welcomed here dear friend, and I look forward to knowing you better as I invite you into these areas of my life!

Don't hesitate to reach out, as I said on my home page- I LOVE connecting with new friends.

xo Courtney

Connect with me!
Instagram: @sownwithstrength
Facebook Like Page
or Friend me on Facebook: Click Here

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  1. I love coming across other bloggers who understand the overseas basketball wife lifestyle! Your blog looks great and I look forward to reading more posts!

    1. Thank you Brittany! Love your blog! We need to connect more! Would love tips on your photography! What camera do you use? Look forward to it! <3

    2. Thank you! I have a basic DSLR right now, Nikon D3100 since I'm just starting out. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to manual settings and all that jazz haha!

  2. Did you misspell "sewn?" Just curious where sown came from.

  3. Hi Courtney, this is Gema I decided to try to reach out to you another way since I have not received your e-mail.I look forward to hearing from you soon.