Emily Vega’s Story

My story is pretty epic and includes mistakes. Big ones. My path has brought me here, to you. I’m thankful for that.

 

My Past

I grew up in a Christian home. Thanks mom and dad! I went to all the church functions appropriate for whatever phase of life I was in until I went to college and met a guy.

 

The proverbs 31 woman is real read her story

While it’s not the guy’s fault that any of the following happened, he is the first sentence in the chapter. So after I met said guy, I lost my mind and started dating losers, drinking a tad too much and traveling all over South America. I came out of that whole phase with a healthy appreciation for Latino culture and sharing an occasional Manhattan with my grandpa.

 

Shortly after arriving home from my travels my mom tells me she’s going to send me to Mexico for 10 days. “To boot camp?” I thought. No. To an orphanage. Ten days and one conversation with a sharp old lady later, I was normal again and determined to make things right.

 

I packed my bags to move to that orphanage. The place where my life changed. The next three years were spent living in a dorm room with 12 pre-teen and teenaged girls who kept me on my toes. I grew close to many of them and they shared their hearts, their fears and their secrets with me.

 

While I was there I learned how to best communicate with a teenager, confront them when it was needed and allow them to grow up.

 

My Marriage

A little while later, I met my husband. It was love at first text… we were introduced while I was at home in Minnesota and he was back in Mexico working at the orphanage I had just left. We visited each other, we fell in love, he proposed.

 

And then all hell broke loose.

 

We hadn’t really spent any real time together before we got married and both of us were in for the shock of a lifetime. We struggled with everything under the sun: jealousy, controlling behaviors, verbal abuse, adjusting to our personality types and life in the same space.

 

There was a dark time where we decided that we had made the biggest mistake of our lives and therefore wanted a divorce. He even packed his bags.

 

Then God stepped in, and stayed there with us. There was a miraculous turning point where all of the toxic behavior and language suddenly came to a screeching halt and we both began to rebuild what we felt God had given us.

 

I learned that marriage is holy and meant to be enjoyed. 

 

My Baby

A few months after we were married, we got pregnant!

 

We had a beautiful baby boy! Since I am a student for life I set about reading everything I could get my hands on about parenting. I read everything on baby sleep training, breast feeding, solid food, toddler tantrums, disciplining toddlers to name a few of the million topics I drank in.

 

Everything I learned I applied to my little baby boy. Some things didn’t work, but a lot of it did!

 

My Business

Finally, I had read about a girl who started a blog and made it her full time job. While she was working from home, she had a bunch of kids and was enjoying what she loved (DIYs!!). All the while making money doing it.

 

I started digging and as a result found a bunch more stories like hers and found out that mom-blogging is a thing. So I did what any rational person would do. I buried myself in research, I bought the website, and I started writing.

 

Writing happens to be my first love.

 

I researched everything. Everything. SEO, social media strategy, content marketing, branding, blog photography, design, monetizing, courses, webinars, growing email lists, getting more followers… You name it I know it so I’m applying it all as we speak.

 

I also cyber-stalked the more successful bloggers and babe bosses out there that teach this stuff.

 

My absolute top favorites:

Jeff Bullas

Elite Blog Academy

Femtrepreneur

Melyssa Griffin

 

I learned absolutely everything there is to know about blogging and making money doing it. 

 

All That Just To Say

I had come from rock bottom and repaired my spiritual identity and my marriage. I’m blogging from home with a baby underfoot. I live a very relaxed life, full of satisfying moments with money and time to spare. Not a ton, but some.

 

I had become the Proverbs 31 woman without meaning to. Now I desperately want to show you that it is possible to be like her. I want to help you find that path. I know that when you do, you will find the peace, rest and faith that I have.

 

“She laughs without fear of the future” – Proverbs 31:25

 

Get in Touch with Me Sometime!

I want to know how you’re doing and what’s going on with you. I feel like we’re friends already! Get in touch with me at emily@emilyvega.com and we can swap stories.

 

 

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