about emily

Welcome to These are the Days, a blog written by Emily Nix, an editor and writer based out of Florida.
This is my archive of the inspiration, thoughts and daily life as a mama.


I was born and raised in East Texas but am a generational transplant from my parents' hometown in Nebraska and a lifelong Cornhusker. From my earliest memories running through alleys with my sister in small town Nebraska, I was led to The Good Life, and in 2006 I moved to Lincoln, Neb., to begin my college career at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

There I found Cornhusker football games, apocalyptic literature, four seasons, the best job with the best people, a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy editing internship, a passion for early American literature, Twin Bing candy, and the best friends a girl could ask for. Oh, and a handsome boy named Aaron, whom I married in 2009.

Two weeks after the wedding, Aaron and I drove a U-Haul of my belongings and wedding gifts to our first home in Florida. He is an aspiring filmmaker earning his Master in Fine Arts in film production at The Florida State University who occasionally pops in for a post. Our marriage is my greatest blessing, and I am happy to be his biggest fan and scholar.

Aaron and I have one skinny black cat, Olive Suh, and one fat red tabby, Toby (but we call him Toad).
I love learning about almost everything, and you'll find this is my repository for storing memories and ideas I love. Above all else, I am a sinner and a saint, and living, loving and forgiving in the example of Christ.

I am happy to be able to share parts of my life with you.
Thank you for reading and being part of this journey.