My name is Emma and I’m a writer, traveler, and vegan.
But, you probably already gathered that.
Before we get started though, I’d like to take a second to talk about my journey with these three important parts of my life and on why this blog exists. Ready?
First up, veganism. After becoming a vegetarian over six years ago, I started to really learn about food, what was actually in my food and what my body needed. Processed, hormone pumped meat wasn’t it. Instead I found my body craving greens and other natural, whole food sources for protein. I ditched eggs and cheese in 2015 too, and haven’t looked back since. Along the way, the community I found within veganism was always nothing short of welcoming and loving. Finding delicious, unique restaurants, whether traveling the world of just outside my apartment in New York, has become a staple in my life. Let’s be real: food is great!
Next, travel. Travel is a fire in my soul I can’t put out. I love that jump in the pit of my stomach right before the plane takes off. I’m one of those weirdos who feels calm sitting in a terminal. Roadtrips help me get a clear head. When I think about a paycheck I think, how many trips could I make out of this? I love trailing through new cities and countrysides with friends and even by myself. I love the people you meet and building concrete friendships from those encounters. But, what is most special to me, is the things you learn deep within when traveling, especially a solo trip. Traveling forces one to open their eyes to the world around them and let it all in. Mandatory self-discovery, I like to call it.
And lastly, writing. Oh, writing – it seems like all my life I have been writing (and performing) for anyone who would read/listen. In third grade, I even convinced (forced?) my classmates to put on a Valentine’s Day play with a screenplay I wrote by myself, my mom as my editor-in-chief, on my parent’s Windows 98 Dell computer. IT WAS A BIG DEAL. Anyway, writing always been in my blood. It’s the way I am able to process the world around me, compartmentalize events I go through, and reflect on memories I’ve shared. It’s what keeps me afloat.
But let me clarify, it won’t just be vegan burgers and sappy travel revelations. While on this journey, I’d like to talk about other interests I have – photography, movies, music, books, yoga, wellness, gender/feminism, mental health, creativity, or maybe just a story. Things I find interesting. It’s a constant, evolving work in progress that I hope you stick around for.
Stay tuned. x
Photo Credit: Cory Ingram