Welcome to my journey!

Hello There! My name is Emily.

I’m married to a boy I happened to fall madly in love with during the play “West Side Story” in the Spring of 1999. We’re yin and yang. It’s totally not a bad thing, we’re pretty damn complimentary.

I am working on intentionally creating my life…learning how to navigate health challenges, financial troubles, and most recently, sobriety!

I am the mother to 3 wonderfully happy and creative boys and 1 sharp as a whip girl. My oldest was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in August 2019 and my youngest was diagnosed as Autistic in May 2020. My second oldest son teaches me amazing lessons daily using his super smart ADD brain and my only daughter not only teaches me patience (holy cow does she teach me patience) but she teaches me how to see the good in all things. I also call 3 dogs mine, a handsome, smart and funny welsh corgi named Samson, a dumb as a rock and super sweet terrier mix named Penny Lane (yes, after the Beatles song) and my aggressive and so ugly-she’s-cute chug (chihuahua-pug) Lou.

I love music. I love to travel and experience culture. I love learning. But most of all, I am determined to create an intentional, vulnerable, joyful life. You can check out my writings ( and here’s my older blog) to follow along with my crazy life. You can also follow along on Pinterest, if that’s your jam. I curate LOADS of ideas on living a life of wealth and abundance (in all its forms!)

You can also follow me on the place I hang out most- Instagram

Still here and want to know more? Well, I have a sort of moral code I live by.

It goes like this:

  • I believe seeking Joy in the Journey is vitally important. Learning to delight in our days, regardless of our challenges, trials and setbacks. Focusing on the joy, the good, instead of the negative and bad (which we ALL have) will produce more joy and goodness in our lives.
  • I believe vulnerability is one of the key components to a life well lived. I have multiple chronic illnesses. I don’t like to keep quiet about them because I want everyone else who is struggling to see that they are not alone…and when dealing with a chronic illness, you feel very alone. I’m trying to change the stigma that talking about our struggles means we are looking for attention. I am trying to normalize sharing REAL life, all of it, the hard, the ugly, the messy…and of course, the amazing.
  • I believe in Intentionality. I believe there is power in intentionally directing your thoughts, desires, hopes and beliefs towards what you want. What you think you become. What you speak you attract. What you focus on expands.

I would LOVE it if you would join with me as I take on the daily task of striving to live out my code.

And while I’m sharing…

My goal with all this writing and sharing is to inspire and guide as many people to create a life that is INTENTIONALLY designed. To live a life of VULNERABILITY. To find JOY in the daily journey.

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Here are some nice things people have said about my writing

(because you should ALWAYS share when people say nice things about you!):

“I’m really enjoying reading your blog! You make me think. I have added it to my RSS reader so I don’t miss any. Thanks for your words of wisdom.” -Cathy

“This is a refreshing post, ” -Sherry

“Hitting nails On the head again friend” -Angel

“I love this!” -Kimberely

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