Hi! I’m Emily.
I’m a 27-year-old Catholic writer and former speech therapy assistant living in British Columbia, Canada. Sitting on my shoulder is the blog’s mascot, Inki. He is also Assistant Editor, Fuzziness Consultant, and Chief Fish Stick Snatcher.
I live with Complex PTSD and generalized anxiety disorder, and have recently recovered from depression. With God’s help, I hope to bring encouragement to others fighting their own invisible battles.
Recovering from mental illness, trauma, or both, takes guts. It also takes patience and the support of others. I’m here to tell you that you can do it, too. I’m here to tell you that there’s hope.
I write because God calls me to be brave. Some days I want to curl up in a blanketed ball and hide from my fear. And my computer. God knows me better than that, and He knows you better, too. He loves you.
Whether you struggle with mental illness, faith, or the fear of putting your own voice onto the page, you have beautiful things to offer the world that no other human being does. Someday, you will stand in the sunlight and breathe free. Let’s kick ass together!
(Yes, I said ass. Yes, now I have to go to confession).
I’ll leave you with my favourite quote by Rilke, the poet that started me on my path to mental and spiritual recovery:
“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. . . Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
– Rainer Marie Rilke