Scratch that—there’s no such thing. 

Sorry, but this blog is less than perfect. I know, you’re devastated. Why isn’t it perfect? Because life isn’t perfect.

It’s not perfect because we are not perfect. I’m not perfect, and I’m sorry to have to be the one to tell you this, but you’re not perfect either. And unfortunately, that’s how we’re going to stay—imperfect—at least on this side of Heaven. 

That’s why I write. Because life isn’t perfect, and it’s not going to be. But don’t miss out on real life while searching for the perfect life. You’re not going to find it. 

Real life includes funny, awkward, spit-liquid-out-of-your-mouth-and/or-nose things, and what-just-happened things, and some put-on-your-thinking-cap things.  And that’s okay. Without the hard things, we wouldn’t have the right appreciation for the good things, right?

[Before you listen to anything more I have to say, let me properly introduce myself. If you’re just joining us, welcome to my blog!]

Most everybody calls me Emily—probably because it’s my name. 

I’m a graduate of Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA (near Scranton—yes, The Office Scranton) with a bachelor’s degree in Counseling, but, as you may have guessed, I really like to write. 
Hence the blog. 

I’m an introvert, but I’m okay with that now. I don’t rush into things, and I think too much. And I have a lot of books. A lot. 

Other miscellaneous facts about me: I have experience in print and web journalism. I’m a Michigan fan (Go Blue!). My favorite snack is trail mix. I’m not a morning person. And I love Jesus even more than I love my mom. And I really love my mom. 

Currently, I’m navigating the waters of 20-something life: knocking on doors and seeing which ones God opens and which ones He closes. It’s a fun time. Sort of. I mean, it’s making me be more adventurous which I guess is a good thing. 

But enough about me—it’s time to get going. I’m going to take the space of this blog to ask some questions. I will answer some of them, but it will be up to you to answer most of them. They might make you think, or laugh, or maybe both…I guess you’ll just have to wait and see.

So how do you write the perfect blog? Well, you don’t. But you can write a real one. And that’s my plan. Let’s scrap the search for perfection; it doesn’t exist. Grab your imperfection, hike up your trousers and join me in living real life...and don’t forget the trail mix!
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