Meet the BadRebel

Hi!  I’m Emily, and I’m new to blogging, so be gentle with me. 🙂 Writing is my passion and I rarely think of anything else more. My sister and I came up with the term “bad rebel” because I’m too much of a “goody two-shoes” to ever break rules or laws even though I pretend to be really raw. No surprise since I was raised by a strict British father and am a faithful member of the Mormon Church with a reputation of having strict rules. However, I’m not your typical Mormon girl, even if I am a faithful and active believer. I’m a bit rough around the edges, love sarcasm and humor some might not consider appropriate, and am described as extremely down to earth and chill (when I’m not trying to be a perfectionist). This blog is categorized under dating, and although it is about relationships and dating, it’s more about the discoveries you make and knowledge gained as time goes on, and the many places, cultures, foods, products, and experiences you have on that journey. Here you’ll find reviews, advice, conversations with other singles/daters/married couples, and a few of my own life experiences along the way. I hope you like it!

Hi! I’m Emily.

The Beginning:

I don’t like to admit this, but I was born in Provo, UT. My parents were newlyweds at BYU at the time. My father is a prosecuting attorney and my mother was a stay at home Mom until a few years ago, when she went back to work as a Speech Pathologist and got her Master’s degree. I lived in and around American Fork, Utah until I was 8 years old.

The Middle:

I moved to the middle of nowhere in Nevada to a tiny town called Hawthorne from the time I was 8 until I graduated Mineral County High School in 2001. I grew up playing a lot of sports since there wasn’t much else to do, including basketball and volleyball and a brief flirtation with track. I got six more brothers and sisters, 4 sisters, 2 brothers; we are all about two years apart, the youngest being 14 years younger than me.

The Mid 20’s Middle:

I attended BYU from 2001-2008, taking a two-year break to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Baltimore, Maryland.

In college I was active in sports and played on the BYU Women’s Rugby team, and intramural basketball and co-ed volleyball teams. I ran a service club called “Service to the World”, wrote competitively and participated in writing conference through the BYU Humanities Department, held part-time jobs at the BYU Harold B. Lee Library, BYU Study Abroad Office, and the Missionary Training Center Cafeteria, and took 4 years of American Sign Language. The year before I graduated, I got to help pilot a Study Abroad program to my father’s native country of Scotland.

Currently, I am a high school English teacher and Girls Basketball Coach in Las Vegas at Chaparral High School. I start my 5th year of teaching this fall in Freshmen Academy classes and will be the Varsity Assistant Coach.

One of my all girl Academy classes

When I’m not writing or teaching, you can find me with my nose in a book, playing sports, traveling, attending a Church activity, visiting my family, out with friends at concerts, the movies, the beach/lake, etc, and/or wasting time with my guilty pleasure of video gaming! I also just recently wrote a book. It’s a young adult fiction novel, and if you like Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Twilight, Lord of the Rings, or any type of page-turner action packed type books, I hope you’ll like this book!


Extended family at my brother’s wedding


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