Emily Ampersand.

Educator. Writer. Daydreamer. Big heart. Small life. Lover of beautiful words especially of the heartsick variety.

Whenever I’m genuine with people (regardless of if I ramble or make a fool of myself), that is when I feel the most well-liked & successful. It’s when I get caught up in my head/anxious/feel self-conscious that I come across as unfeeling & awkward.

I must remember this. Being my authentic self is priority. Period. 

When we spend a lifetime trying to distance ourselves from the parts of our lives that don’t fit with who we think we’re supposed to be, we stand outside of our story and hustle for our worthiness by constantly performing, perfecting, pleasing, and proving. Our sense of worthiness — that critically important piece that gives us access to love and belonging — lives inside of our story.

Brené Brown




when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”

When it occured to us that “said” implies a direct quote, while “was like” clarifies that you mean to communicate the person’s tone and general point without quoting them word for word.

Hell yeah natural evolution of language!

(Source: pitiful, via ljm)

msparanoia replied to your post: Expectation vs. Reality: A List

What’s going on with your relationship?

Such a loaded question, my dear. Honestly, the quick answer is nothing. Everything is going swimmingly at the moment. As a result, my brain is creating conflict & scenarios. I’m also very impatient. I want what I want when I want it. This is mostly something that only shows itself within the relationship aspect of my life. It’s very interesting for friends of mine to see glimpses of the “other side of Emily” or “the relationship side of Emily”. They don’t believe it’s the same person. I have major relationship anxiety. It’s something I’m learning to deal with. I’m trying to become  more resolute & calm in regards to my relationship. I’m trying to be clear & say how I feel without any convoluted hoops to make my partner jump through. But, it’s hard for me. It doesn’t come naturally.