About

When I was a little kid, I always held my pencil the “wrong” way. I would very much like to know who invented the “correct” way to hold a pencil, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that I didn’t follow the rules. What matters is that, to this day, I still hold my pencil that way — and, to me, there is nothing wrong about it.

Why am I telling you this? Because I have a feeling that you’re a lot like me. I have a feeling that you don’t like the idea of following a rule just because society says that “everyone does this.” I have a feeling that something inside of you screams to be set free. Something inside of you KNOWS that you’re not reaching your full potential. And why are you not reaching it? Because you’re allowing yourself to be put in a box, labeled, and set aside. I’m here to tell you that YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS.

That creative spirit inside of you was MADE TO SOAR. You were meant for so much more than you could ever imagine. Forget about being qualified and educated — forget about fitting in. FORGET ABOUT IT. Only dead fish go with the flow. (I didn’t make that up I stole it from someone but it’s cute, isn’t it??) I believe that you CAN chase your dreams — you just need a push in the right direction.

And that’s what I’m here for. My name is Abbie Emmons and I help creative, multi-talented people chase their dreams by making a living doing something they love. This blog focuses on inspiration, productivity, and the tools you will need to be a free spirit in a world that wants to put you in a box. You don’t need a niche, you don’t need a college education, you don’t even need to fully understand what you’re doing. I lack all three of those things and look where I am! LIVING MY DREAM. I’m so excited to teach you how to do the same.

 

You can also email me with questions, comments, or a request for a free waffle at:
 

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66 Comments

  • Reply Katie Emmons

    DUDE <3 HOW AMAZING ARE YOU.

    February 3, 2016 at 7:54 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      HOW AMAZING ARE YOU, MORE LIKE. ♥

      February 3, 2016 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Grace Anne Johnson

    I love this so much oh my gosh <3

    February 3, 2016 at 7:55 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      Meep, thank you Grace Anne my dear!! 🙂

      February 3, 2016 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply YA Prettyness

    YOUR BLOG IS SO GOALS! It's incredibly beautiful, and my aesthetics-loving soul REVELS in your gorgeous graphics! Plus, you have a really kind and awesome personality, which pretty much makes me really jealous (in a good way – don't worry I won't come to your house to suck out your soul for your fabulous identity – probably )…

    February 19, 2016 at 9:22 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      CHSKDNSCLCNSLKM OKI HOW ARE YOU SO AMAZING?? LIKE JUST HOW. This comment made me smile SO RIDICULOUSLY HARD and gahhhh ♥ just thank you. THANK YOUU. Aesthetics and pretty graphics are my (literal) goal so THAT MEANS LIKE FDSOFDKNSCN EVERYTHING TO ME OMG. ♥ thank you thank you thank you. (plus your sense of humor is slaying me oh my word. COME SUCK OUT MY SOUUUL.)

      February 20, 2016 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Katie

    I love your blog Abbiee! Can't wait for your future posts! <3
    ~Katie

    http://concealedfoundation.com/

    March 16, 2016 at 6:58 am
    • Reply Abbiee

      Thank you so much!! 🙂

      March 21, 2016 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply Sami Nuxoll

    i just re-read this and i gotta say I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF TALKING IN ALL CAPS. (yep. i do it too.)

    YOU ROCK GIRL.

    May 4, 2016 at 7:34 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      OMG YOU ROCK TOO, GIRL. <3 *HUGS YOU TIGHT* TALKING IN ALL CAPS IS JUST WHERE IT'S AT OKAY

      XD

      May 16, 2016 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Veronica M

    I just recently found your blog-so amazing! I LOVE it! The graphics, design, and your style of writing-really makes it unique and a lot of fun to read, and very funny and relatable! I hope one day I could be half of the creative and perky blogger you are! You're awesome! 🙂

    May 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      ASDHKLHJCVBDK OH MY GOODNESS I LITERALLY CANNOT EVEN RIGHT NOW <33333 like bro, do you realize how much you just totally brightened my day?? YOU TOTALLY BRIGHTENED MY DAY. *hugs you a lot* gahhh thank you sososo much wow oh my goodness

      August 5, 2016 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Hey Abbiee! Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog. Your blog is LOVELY! <3

    May 19, 2016 at 9:08 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      Aw, thank YOU so much Emily! 😀

      August 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Ellie

    I just discovered your blog, and I must say it's fabulous!
    WAFFLES ARE LITERAL LIFE. I have no time for people who prefer pancakes. xD (Seriously, you can even make ice cream sandwiches with waffles.) And knowing that you can cry and bend your schedule when you need to is very important, I think. A good cry can be very beneficial to one's mental health, as can saying "no" to an overwhelming schedule.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    May 21, 2016 at 4:53 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      GAH THANK YOU SO MUCH ELLIE. <3 YOU'RE A SWEETHEART WOW. *high fives* waffle lovers unite!! YAAAS U R SERIOUSLY WISE. Crying > overwhelming schedule any day. Oh and much chocolate, of course. :') THANK YOU FOR THIS SWEET COMMENT, ELLIE. LOVE U.

      August 5, 2016 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Hannah E.

    Abbiee!!! Your blog is SO gorgeous! I love it so much!! What design did you use?? It is super pretty. 🙂

    May 26, 2016 at 10:24 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      GAH THANK YOU so much Hannah!! *much hugs* I bought this blog template from an Etsy shop called Mango Blogs. Unfortunately, she just went out of business! :'( But there are a ton of really good web designers on Etsy who make beeeauuuutiful templates. <3

      August 5, 2016 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Amanda B

    So so so pretty!! Loving your template and post content. Ten thumbs up! (Although last time I checked humans only have two . . .)
    Amanda
    http://www.skgfun.com

    June 1, 2016 at 5:49 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      AHAHAH YOU'RE THE BEST AMANDA. <3 Thank you so much!!

      August 5, 2016 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Kiley B

    Your blog is Goals!!!!! I love this!!!!!!! Your so pretty!! You are so awesome!!

    thecountrygurl.blogspot.com

    June 6, 2016 at 2:50 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      ZXGHJKLFSKJDASA NONNONON YOU ARE THE AWESOME ONE OKAY BECAUSE I'M SMILING SO HARD RIGHT NOW. <3333333

      August 5, 2016 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Hannah Rodriguez

    AHKJHJFHAKHF WOWOWOWOWOWOW
    I was listening to your two songs no joke on repeat today. So good. ♥
    I can't wait for if you ever come out with more. (please do more pleaseeeeee)

    ||hannah
    furiouseverafters.blogspot.com

    June 8, 2016 at 11:29 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      NO WORDS HANNAH I HAVE LITERALLY NO WORDS. YOU'RE COMMENT HAZ KNOCKED ME DED. <3 like wow thank you for that. and EEEP YAAAS I'M RECORDING MOAR SONGS SO STAY TUNED!

      August 5, 2016 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Mackenzie Rae

    Your blog is so beautiful- and so is your photography. <3 Gah, everything is just stunning. 🙂

    xx Mackenzie

    June 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      AW MACKENZIE YOU'RE SUCH A WONDERFUL HUMAN :'''')

      August 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Erin Marie

    Dude, everything about this About page is literal gold.

    July 3, 2016 at 2:07 am
    • Reply Abbiee

      gAH THANK YOU ERIN WOW <3

      August 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Abby M.

    I mentioned you and your song Mirror Girl on my blog today! (http://quillsandcurtsies.blogspot.com/2016/07/trapped-by-negative-voices.html) Because it inspired me so much, and cuz I went through a phase where I was stuck thinking I was inadequate and not good at anything, and hearing your song helped me 🙂 thank you!

    July 9, 2016 at 3:52 am
    • Reply Abbiee

      OH MY GOODNESS I CAN'T BELIEVE I NEVER SAW THIS COMMENT UNTIL NOW. <3 WHOAHWKDJSLDSAHJFKSJLD FREAKING OTUTTTT AND GOINGNT TO LOOK AT YOUR POST RIGHT NOW AHHH

      August 5, 2016 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Esther Eckstine

    Abbie…
    I belive you. TALKING IN ALL CAPS IS THE BEST!!
    I have light brown hair. I tell myself that it is copper, but I only see it in the sunlight. I've got my mum and da's blue eyes.
    I call myself a writer. I wish I could call myself a musician. I call myself an artist, but only for lack of a more accurate word. I play with art. Don't ever try to fit into a box. Be who God meant you to be, and you will change the world. -Catherine of Sienna.

    I too, believe in Jesus, and love. I would write all the things you believe in, but it would take too long. But I will say, staying up late, watching movies with your sister and talking the whole time because you've seen it a hundred times: THAT'S ME! Only, I do it with my nine sisters and two brothers. It is epic. Holding someone’s hand… there is something so… wonderful about holding hands… I try to believe that everything will be okay… but my heart doubts it at times.

    I've always wanted to ride a roller coaster! COUNT ME IN!
    ~E
    P.S. my name is Esther, 0
    but I prefer E. Or Your Friend in the Yellow Shirt

    scribblingpencils.blogspot.com

    July 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm
    • Reply Esther Eckstine

      Sorry, the O after Esther is a typo! 🙂

      July 15, 2016 at 12:46 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      GAH ESTHER YOU'RE AN AMAZING SUPERNOVA STAR OK <3 *much hugs and welcoming waffles* Thank you so much for this long and lovely comment!! ALSO OMG 9 SISTERS AND 2 BROTHERS THAT MUST BE THE MOST EPIC MOVIE WATCHING EVER. I WANNA COME OVER OK.

      Thank you so much for following along!! 🙂

      August 5, 2016 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Allie D.

    Hey Abbie! I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to do something slightly similar to your Explore Us series. I hope you don't mind. You really inspired me to do my own type of the series. I haven't decided what it'll be called, but it is basically going to be posts with different bloggers, probably interview type things.

    I haven't planned out everything yet, but I'm thinking about doing something similar to your Explore Us series. Are you alright with that?

    Thanks! 🙂

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.
    http://www.alliesblogdesigns.blogspot.com
    http://www.friendlovesatalltimes.blogspot.com
    http://www.sevenbloggersandtheirdolls.blogspot.com
    http://www.sincerelyallied.blogspot.com
    http://www.spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com

    August 16, 2016 at 7:44 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      Of course go right ahead Allie!! It's so sweet of you to ask me first! 😀 *many hugs and waffles* <3

      September 11, 2016 at 11:05 pm
  • Reply simizat

    OH MY WAFFLES. Your blog is really pretty 🙂
    I believe in the same things as you, especially Jesus, love, ice cream and staying up late talking through the entire film because we've seen it 100 times. My sister and I always talk through films and everyone else in the family gets really angry and starts crying and shouting at us but we keep talking anyway 🙂
    Simi

    September 2, 2016 at 12:52 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      GAH THANK YOU SIMI YOU'RE AWESOME DID YOU KNO THAT *much waffles and hugs* "My sister and I always talk through films and everyone else in the family gets really angry and starts crying and shouting at us but we keep talking anyway" << OMG YES YOU JUST DESCRIBED IT PERFECTLY. that's what happens to me and my sis too :'''') GOOD TIMES. <3

      September 11, 2016 at 11:06 pm
  • Reply Savannah Perran

    Hi Abbiee! I recently found your blog from Burning Youth and it's LOVELY! Your writing style is AMAZING and I love the way you write poems – I'll have to try writing one of my own! And your music is incredible, you have such a wonderful voice! I'll definitely be sticking around :).

    September 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      ASDFGHJKL SAVANNAH THIS COMMENT HAS MADE ME SO HAPPY. :'''') THANK YOU!! *gives you all the hugs and all the chocolate chip waffles* gah that means literally SO MUCH to me especially the poetry comment because I feel like I don't write poetry very well. SO THANK YOU FOR THAT THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THIS. <3333333

      September 11, 2016 at 11:08 pm
    • Reply Savannah Grace

      *gobbles the chocolate chip waffles* (and seriously, I meant it, your poetry is GOOD *nods*). YOU'RE WELCOME!!! *hugs*

      ~ Savannah
      scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

      September 13, 2016 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Grace (The Girl Upstairs)

    Hello, Abbiee! I heard about your blog through Sarah's (For All Who Wander), and lemme just say IT'S AMAZING LIKE OMGOODNESS EEK! *flails* EEP! It's just AMAZINGGGG!!! Like AHHH!!! Your design, your photos, your posts…*explodes*
    Anyhow, I was wondering…would you mind taking a look at my blog and letting me know what you think? You're such an amazing designer and blogger, and your feedback would mean so much to me! I'm current re-designing my blog, so there's a few things that I need to edit, etc. But do you think you could take a quick look and let me know what you think?
    One last thing…where do you get all of your amazing images? I'm working on making pin-able images and I was wondering where you got them, and do you have any tips?
    Thanks so much, girl! Have an amazing day! *blows kisses*
    ~Grace <3

    November 22, 2016 at 6:43 pm
    • Reply Grace (The Girl Upstairs)

      P.S. Waffles are da. Best. XD

      November 22, 2016 at 6:43 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      HI GRACE HOW I COME I NEVER SAW THIS COMMENT??? *facepalm* You're probably never going to see this reply I'm so sorry!! ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR KIND WORDS. I'm going to check out your blog now and see if you still remember me! xD

      December 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply Brittany H

    Hey Abbiee!! I just stumbled upon your blog and I LOVE it!! I'm currently listening to your spotify playlist and I love it as well! (I hope that doesn't sound too creepy haha) Keep up the wonderful blogging!!
    xx Brittany
    http://www.hellobubblegum.com

    January 23, 2017 at 10:22 am
    • Reply Abbiee

      EEEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH BRITTANY!! You are too kind :'''') *hugs you and gives you waffles*

      February 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    So enjoying your blog Abbiee! Also, really love how you spell your name. Sorry that's so random

    February 13, 2017 at 10:20 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU MORGAN <3333 you're so kind

      February 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm
  • Reply Beeha Azman

    so amazing your blog. Done follow you. Mind follow me back?

    February 14, 2017 at 5:32 am
    • Reply Abbiee

      Thank you, Beeha! 🙂

      February 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Meaghan Mercy

    Hi Abbiee! Super late to the party, but just found your blog and um, you're the cutest person ever. Let's be blog friends pls!!!!

    -Meaghan | meaghanmercy.blogspot.com

    April 17, 2017 at 6:29 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      OMG YOU ARE SO KIND <333 I'm totally going to check out your blog!! 😀

      May 29, 2017 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Maddy

    Hey Abbie! Let me just start off by saying that your blog is goals!Like seriously it's amazing. XD I'm a new follower and I can wait to see more of your post! Oh, and you look so beautiful in the pictures above. XD

    Maddy
    maddysdigitaldiary.wordpress com

    May 29, 2017 at 5:38 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      MADDY YOU ARE TOO KIND <33333 THANK YOU SO MUCH I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE!

      October 2, 2017 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Ivie Brooks

    You're blog is so pretty. I really like it.

    God bless you! 🙂

    July 19, 2017 at 1:28 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      IVIE YOU ARE GOLDEN THANK YOU <3

      October 2, 2017 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Nabila

    Ahhh!! Your blog is so pretty!

    August 26, 2017 at 10:16 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      YOU ROCK <333

      October 2, 2017 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Kendra Lynne

    I am so glad to know that there is another rebel who holds their pencil the wrong way. <3

    December 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      YAAAAAS !!! I'M GLAD I'M NOT ALONE!! *fist bump*

      December 30, 2017 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Jem Chick

    Oh wow! Your blog looks amazing. I love the message you're trying to spread. Looking forward to exploring more.
    Gracie from graciechicksblog.wordpress.com

    December 13, 2017 at 10:30 am
    • Reply Abbiee

      EEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH GRACIE <3 I'm so happy you're here!

      December 30, 2017 at 5:59 pm
    • Reply Jem Chick

      No worries! Me too.

      January 3, 2018 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Ella Marie

    Abbie, Abbie, ABBIE! YOUR BLOG IS SO PERFECT! The new design looks absolutely wonderful! Teach me your magic. *heart eyes*

    January 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm
    • Reply Abbiee

      ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH ELLA!! *hugs* I’m so glad you like it!! :’)

      January 19, 2018 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Charis | charisrae.com

    AHH ABBIEE THIS BLOG IS AMAZING ASHWHSDKSJIDHAWUSJHJHAKJKLL!!! *flails* So glad you decided to switch to WordPress… I love it sm! Can’t wait to see more from you! 🙂

    January 20, 2018 at 10:30 am
    • Reply Abbiee

      EEEEEP CHARIS I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE!!! ❤️✨ thank you so much!!! asdfghjkl I’m so glad I switched too…it’s so much nicer! I can’t wait to write more posts for y’all! 🙂

      January 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

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