I'm Emily Anne...Anne spelled with an "e"...like Anne Shirley. {If you haven't noticed yet, Anne of Green Gables is my inspiration for most everything!}

I'm a 20-something wife to John-David...a teacher of music and dance...lover of people, musicals, books, mountains, sunshine, deep conversation, and of course COFFEE!

I think that GRACE is the greatest gift. The best of the best things.
My life is SUCH a work in progress, and I'm messy in so many ways...BUT GRACE...

I've floated every which way through life, trying to figure it all out on my own.
I've been in the deepest pits of darkness and shame, trying to climb my way out on my own.
I've fought my way through disordered eating, trying to fix myself on my own.
I've doubted my value, questioned my purpose, diminished my own sense of worth...


Grace is what allows us to take our brokenness and turn it into something beautiful...stories that can find their ways into the lives of other broken people. Oh yes, God uses messes. And He's using mine.

Thus, this space.

I LOVE to write. I LOVE people. I write to the people.

I hope to write a novel someday, and I do think the day that I finally start is getting closer and closer, but for now I click, clack away on the keyboard in this online journal of thoughts.

I want to live the words I share here. I want my words to have meaning, to make a difference
But mostly, when people read the words, I want them to see Jesus...for MY words to turn them to THE Word. 

I want to speak into the hearts of the hurting...to help them find joy in the midst of struggles...beauty in chaos...love in heartache...hope in a shattered world.

Words are life. I hope mine can help bring that.

 All the things I love...

My husband John-David: We were married on August 5, 2017, and by the GRACE of God, we have come a long way and continue to grow stronger and closer as we do life together.

My friends: I have the best ones. And I learn from them on a regular basis.

My family: I'm very blessed to have a whole crew of aunts, uncles, and cousins who are all extremely close. I can't wait to be with them all again very soon. I miss them so much.

Books: I'll be doing book reviews and sharing some of my favorites periodically in this space. I particularly love books that dig way beneath the surface, and speaks directly to your soul. I have low tolerance for superficial, surface-y writing that is full of clich├ęs. Give me real, raw, and authentic.

Netflix: For obvious reasons.

Singing: It's my outlet. It's what teaches me confidence. It used to be what made me feel insecure and had me comparing myself, and I wanted to quit...but, GRACE. I'm glad I've been back at it for the last couple years. Plus, I love working with my teacher.

Talking: I'm that person who can have hours and hours worth of conversations with people in one sitting. I thrive off of conversation. For me it's just another art form.

Personality tests: You don't just learn more about yourself, you learn A LOT about other people and how unique and different each person is. Stay tuned for a post on this very soon!...Oh, and for anyone who is curious, I am an ENFP and an Enneagram Type 2.

Thanks for being here, Kindred Spirit.
I hope you'll stay.

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