About

Welcome to my story.

My name is Emily, and I believe that every life is it’s own unique story. Stories explore the essence of what it means to be human. Every season of life brings a new chapter, a new setting, new characters. Every experience brings new themes, new truths, new conflicts. For these reasons, I find the lives of ordinary people to be extraordinary. This blog is where I document my story.

My hope is that you will see life through my eyes while you’re here. You’ll see my truth, my values, and how my story unfolds. I hope it will inspire you to embrace your own special story and to take a closer look at the little pieces that contribute to your big picture.

I think you’ll quickly discover a few things I love most:

Reading. Traveling. Adventure. Exploring. Photography. My husband, John. Friends. Growth. Embracing my becoming.

A little more about me:

I grew up in Wisconsin, where I met my high school sweetheart. Growing up, I wanted to live anywhere but Wisconsin. However, the further away I roam, the more I miss my home.

I’ve also lived in Iowa (where I earned my degree in English Education), Ohio, and New Mexico. In fact, I just moved to New Mexico in May! Why do I move so often? Because my husband is in the Air Force.

I was a high school Language Arts teacher for nearly 2 years before I decided to transition out of teaching. (I profoundly respect teachers; they are true warriors.) I sometimes joke that if I could go back in time, I’d pick up a degree in PR & Communications. I’m in the beginning stages of this career transition, and I’m excited to see what opportunities come my way.

  • You are such a beautiful soul. Love you

  • Found your blog on Gal Pal Girl Gang 😉 Stayed for this: “You can always find me reading a good book, drinking a warm beverage, or embracing the present moment on the yoga mat.” YAS GIRL, YAS. <3

  • I adore you and your blog <3 Midwestern (and WI born and raised) girls unite!! XO

    • Emily

      I love yours too, Chels! I look forward to reading it every day! <3