Behind the Scenes, A little more about me
Bold Pearls was founded in 2015 (by me, Emily Vermillion) as a place for my thoughts to live. I’ve ALWAYS felt the need to write and share with others what is on my heart because I believe the best gift you can give someone is the wisdom you’ve gained from what you’ve experienced.
God gave me the gifts of listening, empathizing, and an overwhelming need to encourage.
Initially, I created this blog as a place for others to hear that encouragement to hopefully use as motivation to live this life with BOLD intention. That’s the message and calling I have on my heart to share.
In the midst of getting my MBA, getting married, working a corporate job, and starting life as an adult… I found myself drowning in the reality I had tried so hard to create. I was MISERABLE, and felt like my life was slipping through my fingers right when it got started. Why? Because I felt purposeless, hated my career, and knew I wanted to do kingdom work. I was crying daily on the way to work, and getting sick every Sunday having to face another week.
I wanted more out of life. A lot more.
Through trials, prayers, discovery, and learning, I found a better way to live in spite of any circumstance. I was able to shift the trajectory of my life. Some choices were easy, and others very difficult. But, I believed in what my heart was trying to tell me, and I knew God had more for me. He has more for you too!
Beginning this journey was spoken in a whisper to me during a prayer, and dots began to connect.
I’ve always had an innate desire to let people know THEY CAN, because HE CAN! God is our greatest force, our greatest love, and our greatest ability. He has divine purpose for every. single. person. and I feel like He gave me the ability to see that in others. I feel so strongly about this that I got certified in Life Coaching > and by His guidance, I now can call myself a Certified Life Coach!
My goal is to leave this side of Heaven with LITTLE regret. I don’t want to wonder ” what if…”, and my hope is that I can evoke others to aspire for the same.
We have one chance to leave behind a legacy for this world that has the markings of our Savior. Where His love and light will have a place to live on and continue to grow.
I want Bold Pearls to be a hub for just that thing. A community focused on giving life all you’ve got and being confident to live in the BOLDNESS God created in you.
Through 1:1 coaching, the podcast I host, the writings on this blog, our Facebook community , a YouTube channel, my coming coaching academy, and other tools that will unfold in God’s timing. I hope to connect with you right where you’re at and equip you with practical tips, thought provoking concepts, a complete plan of action, and advice to help you get on the path to LIVE WITH BOLD INTENTION!
You may be a friend, part of the fam, or just someone who stumbled onto my site…which ever it is, I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts and (hopefully) sharing the goodness God brings to this crazy, one-shot life.
I have always been an intuitive person and enjoy talking with others about life. People intrigue me and the nuances of what makes others “tick” is a driving force behind this blog. Family and friends have always told me I’m easy to talk to and offer sound advice (I got it from my Mama), and to me, that’s a wonderful compliment. I’m passionate about justice and goodwill, and hope to never leave someone feeling judged or inferior once they’ve met me. I’m a Christian and understand emphatically that we are all sinners, let me not ever cast the first stone. Through what I have experienced so far in life, I’ve come to understand that life is one incredible journey with highs and lows and a lot of the in-between. Through it all there is one grounding truth: God has this…He has my life in His hands and the map for my life has already been surveyed. We are here one time, and there is so much we can glean from each other to fill our one shot at this life with little regret.
Things I LOVE: hanging with my husband, being mom to my precious son and daughter, talking to my mom, hanging with my friends (even though it isn’t often enough), talking all things wellness, reading, running, eating the chocolate chips out of cookie dough, watching NETFLIX (like actually watching, not “chillin'” haha), Lilly (my fur baby) snuggled on my lap, interior design (deciding where to place furniture, how to style houses, and what projects can be done to make a gorgeous home), selling houses (I’m a Real Estate Broker), car rides exploring roads I’ve never been down. day-dreaming about living abroad, and laughing my hiney off!
Things I DISLIKE: toxins in my home and personal care products, eating Japanese (makes me sick EVERY TIME), long pauses in conversations (esp. on the phone!), being late, not knowing where I’m going, “regular” jeans (I mean after leggings/jeggings, how can you go back?!), being pressured to shake someone’s hand (germ freak!), coffee mugs with the lid still on them sitting in the sink (eehheemmm, Adam! hehe) , and pollen (MY EYES!!!!).
It’s nice to (e)meet you!