Boots in City Lights

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hi, y'all!  My name is Emyli, and I was raised on a farm in small town East Texas on land that my papa grew up on and my great granddaddy made moonshine on.  We raised cows and chickens most of the time with pigs and ducks on occasion.  I grew up on a black top road with no city lights in sight.  At night, crickets and coyotes were all you could hear.   I climbed hay bales while my dad worked on our land and helped my grandmother in the kitchen every chance I got.  I think I have her biscuit recipe memorized just by watching her so many times.  I got out of the small town life as fast as I could, and I'm glad I did.  I've grown a lot by meeting friends from other backgrounds, countries and religions.  Most importantly, I met my husband.  He and I have been on an amazing life journey together so far.  We travel the world as often as possible and continue to learn and grow together.  Now that I am older and have learned a little more about what this great world has to offer, I deeply appreciate how I grew up.  I learned so much about nature, animals, creation and family- a lot of what this big city doesn't offer as much.  I'm thankful I have gotten to experience two completely different lifestyles as they have both enhanced my life and my spiritual and creative voyage.  I miss home each and every day and go back as often as possible.  As for now, I wear my boots in city lights.


  1. I LOVE it!! Welcome to the blogging world, friend. I can't wait to follow along. Where did you grow up in East TX? My husband and I bought a house on Cedar Creek lake and we love East TX! We heat coyotes all the time and it's truly beautiful. Oxox, Amanda

  2. I'm sorry I'm just seeing this.. I'm trying to figure it all out :)- .. I grew up more north in Mt. Pleasant.. It's such a beautiful area.. I miss all the trees