Monday, June 27, 2011


Well, I finally decided to start a blog. I've been thinking about it for a while, but I've been too scared to do it. I have never been good with words. I really don't know how to express myself in writing, I do it better with music. But there are so many things I want to say.

My sister-in-law Nancy is a blogging queen. I love to read her blog. She is so good at writing that I can actually picture the things she is describing. I have to confess that one of the reasons I didn't want to blog is that I knew I could never be as good as Nancy. She's so witty, descriptive, and honest on her blog. That is what I want to be.

When I say I'm not good at writing, I really mean it. When I had to write papers in school, I would cry and cry until my dad would finally feel bad for me and help me (or write most of it for me). My dad is part of my inspiration for starting to write. He was never that good at it either, but his grandmother believed in him and he ended up writing a book. I love reading anything that my dad writes. He is also a very descriptive and inspiring author. I still struggle with school writing assignments, even if it's only a paragraph. My dad once told me that my problem is I expect words to come out of my head and on to the paper perfectly. He's right. I'm always afraid that my words won't be good enough. So you'll all just have to deal with my imperfect grammar and run on sentences and overuse of the word and.

This blog is mainly for myself. I want to start trying to express my feelings. I want to learn how to use words to express my love and gratitude for the things and people in my life. I have a great capacity to love others, but I wish I always had the right words to say to those I love and appreciate. So here I go. I'm starting to write. I know it won't be perfect, but I willing to give it a try. This is also a chance for me to let people understand me and the things I've been through. Since I've moved away, I haven't seen my friends and family much. This blog will let my friends and family know what I'm up to. When Andrew and Nancy were in Egypt, her blog allowed me to keep up with the lives of them and my adorable nieces. Though I'm not that far away, I still want my friends involved in my life.

Anyway, now that I've rambled on and on, I will stop now. Since everyone knows blogs are better with pictures, here you go (if I can figure out how to do it).


  1. Aw, Emily, you're so cute! My writing isn't perfect either, not at all...but you certainly get better with practice! I'm excited to read about your adventures!

  2. Your writing was lovely and expressive, and it sounded just like you, which is want to hear: you.

  3. I thought your blog was great! I know I'll be following.

  4. I want to keep up with your life! Except I won't be able to get on your blog when I go on my mission, so I expect letters!

  5. Yup-you're writing is the only thing people want to read. I used to aspire to being like Nancy, but soon gave up because she posts everyday and I can't do that. So I just do my own thing.

    I don't know if I believe you about your dads writing skills being poor. He's too good at writing. Are you kidding me?