Welcome to Emysway!
It seems that you’ve stumbled upon my blog. Now that you’re here, I guess I better introduce myself!
My name is Emily and up until October 10th 2019, I was leading a very normal life.
I was studying Literature and Linguistics at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. I was in a long-term relationship and lived in an apartment in the city. If I wasn’t studying, I filled my time with student jobs, parties, brunch or drinks at one of the million places in our neighbourhood, countless tv-shows, yoga on good days and stupid games on my phone on bad days.
Truth is, although nothing seemed to be wrong, everything was. I didn’t care about anything I was doing. I felt uninspired, tired and stressed out. Even worse, I felt empty, but it’s like I didn’t even know it. I kept convincing myself that life wasn’t that bad, I should just make the best of it. Now I know that I was completely disconnected from myself and from everyone around me.
One day, something finally clicked when I looked into the mirror and hardly recognised myself. I decided that enough was enough. Something had to change. I started going to therapy and although the process was anything but comfortable or easy, it changed everything for me. I was reminded that the only life worth living is one where I am brave enough to go after what I really want. Don’t get me wrong, I was still confused and unsure, but I knew I had to stop daydreaming and start turning those dreams into reality.
So, what did I do on October 10th, 2019?
I left my entire life behind and jumped on a plane to Costa Rica with no other plan than to write, explore and be free! It was the first time I travelled outside of Europe. I learned so much about myself:
- I finally figured out what I wanted to do. I became obsessed with blogging, writing, taking pictures, editing, etc. I loved documenting my experiences and sharing them with others!
- I fell in love again with adventure, exploring new places and challenging myself in any way I could.
- Freedom will always bring more happiness than any type of luxury.
- True happiness and inner peace comes from living life according to your own values.
If you feel confined by the rules of others, if you feel stuck in the system and want to break free or you already have and you’re making life up as you go (like me, I want to invite you to follow me along on my journey!
My hope is to inspire you to live life to the fullest (whatever that means to you) and to not settle for mediocre, for boring, for miserable. We all deserve a chance at inner peace and happiness and I know more than anyone that, more often than not, it’s ourselves that’s standing in the way. For years now, I’ve been trying to get out of my own way.