Swell is the collection of waves moving away from a storm in the ocean. Although the waves will all be of different size and power and heading in slightly different directions we can tend to talk about averages of all these waves as one discreet swell.


My name is Emily.

When I entered into my 20’s, I really didn’t know what was about to hit me: new perspectives, new relationships, and a whole lot of freedom of choice (mixed with a substantial amount of confusion). The last few years have involved milestones, great experiences, and deep reflections, and have marked the beginnings of a spiritual life. I love the person that I am becoming, and I can’t help but think every single day, just how much I am in love with my life.

This blog is meant to convey some of my thoughts about how I am watching my life unfold. I hope you will join me for the ride, and give feedback and comments when you have them.

As the great Amy Poehler once wrote: “Your ability to navigate and tolerate change and its painful uncomfortableness directly correlates to your happiness and general well-being… If you can surf your life rather than plant your feet, you will be happier.”

*FYI I am currently on a trip around the world – so many of my posts will feature travel stories!