In 5th grade, I won first place in my elementary school’s D.A.R.E essay contest — a one page piece about how dance classes kept me drug free. As a reward, I got to read my essay in front of the entire class of 2006 and our families. I like to think it was then that my writing career began.
Hi, I’m Emily.
Aside from my (still budding) writing career, I’m a 25-year-old wife, blogger, and FitFluential Ambassador.
On July 14, 2012, I married my husband, Jordan. He is my best friend, and one of the most patient guys I know.
In 2011, I graduated with my B.A. in Communications from Indiana University, Indianapolis, with hopes of becoming a writer. I’ve written for The Exponent, NUVO Newsweekly, Indy Wellness Guide, and ChaCha.
Because the road to a successful writing career is rarely straight and narrow, it might mean babysitting on weekends to make ends meet, or writing for free in order to grow your portfolio — both of which I’m doing right now. It’s worth it. I promise.
Through this blog, I share the adventures that I have with my family and friends, my passion for fitness and health, the journey to becoming a successful writer, and the ups and downs of married life.
As far as “Perfection Isn’t Happy” goes, I have a type A personality, and I have always been a perfectionist. However, I have realized that being perfect is never possible. In order to be happy, you have to let go of perfectionism, and that is exactly what I am trying to do.
Thank you for reading, and I hope that you come back soon! Enjoy!