Hi! I’m Emily. I’m bossy, scattered, a horrible housekeeper, sometimes artsy but usually practical, a grammar Nazi, probably not as funny as I think I am, and — I hope — a good friend.
As for my history, I’m a 19-year Missouri transplant, but still think of myself as a native Kentuckian. I graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication, Public Relations emphasis, and minors in Marketing and Art. I’m in my second year as a graduate student at the University of Memphis, in the Journalism program. I tell people I’m graduating in 2013, but that might just be wishful thinking. Once class at a time makes for a long degree.
I currently work as public relations coordinator at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. I love that I get to do something different nearly every day, whether it’s escorting clowns or professional basketball players as they visit patients; coordinating commercial shoots involving pink ribbons painted on real, live cows; finding medical sources to talk about the newest cancer research; or interviewing an employee who has run a marathon in all 50 states for the internal newsletter.
For fun, I love baking, decorating and eating cakes and cupcakes. I also like to pretend I’m going to make all the clever crafty things I find on Pinterest. Julie recently talked me into training for a 5K with her, so now you can find me at the gym most mornings gasping for air as I try to make just one more lap. I enjoy Zumba much more than running (someone needs to start a Zumba 5K trend). I also like to sing, watch TV shows on Netflix so I can skip the commercials, and dig for hidden treasures at antique stores.
I try every day to be a Christian and be someone God can use. I love my family and boyfriend very much and am constantly juggling my time among all my commitments and interests.
Hopefully, this blog will serve as an outlet for some of the many sporadic ideas I tend to come up with. Enjoy!