Meet Emily

My beautiful friend, Beth, has started a great project showcasing the real-life stories of women. I’m so honored that she chose me to be one of the first pieces.

Bourbon Lemonade

The story of me starts on the campus of Virginia Seminary in Alexandria. I was just 3 when my father enrolled and my family moved. My first memories are on that sprawling, green campus, at the Starbucks downtown, and in the little child-care center called The Butterfly House. Every other day was a daycare day, the odds were spent with Daddy. My two older sisters loved me hard, and my mom worked to support all of our needs. Life was simple, happy and wholesome.

I’ve moved a couple of times in my life, here’s a little diagram for you…

NH–>VA–>NH–>ME–>NC–>Dublin Ireland–>NC–>WA–>NC–>GA–>PA

By the time I graduated from high school, the last in my family to ship out, my parent’s had split, my sister had married, and I was ready for my own life and my own adventures. I moved to North Carolina, and spent 4 years trying to find myself…

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