About Me

Hi, friends! My name is Emily Schild and I am clearly new to this whole blogging thing. I am a student at Brigham Young University with a passion for travel, all things delicious, the Lord, and my friends and family.

I am hoping that Safe Harbor will be a venue through which I can document experiences and share stories and ideas with others. If there is one thing in life that I am slowly learning, it is that the safe harbor is not where I am meant to be.

My friends and family will recognize the classic Emily face here....I occasionally struggle with controlling my face muscles. It's a problem. We're working on it.
Me and my lovely lady friends:)
  • I'm from beautiful Portland, OR, which I miss on a regular basis. It is quiet, green, and home. Who knew you could miss the rain?
  • I thoroughly enjoy wearing sweatpants.
  • My poor roommates can testify of the craziness that comes out of my mouth on a regular basis.
  • I honestly have the best parents in the world. They are so fun to be around, intelligent, kind, and just plain great.
  • I read guide books and stare at maps for fun. You tease now, but I can rock your world at any trivia game.
Hopefully this is not the most vague post you've ever read, but how can you describe everything about you in one blogpost!

A Ship Is Safe In The Harbor

Gael Attal

A ship is safe in the harbor,
But that's not what ships are built for.

Because in the sum of our human gleans,
We have created the vessel for our dreams.

Its purpose: to retrieve the alien shore,
To scout, seek, achieve and explore.

A ship is meant to fly and fly,
To seize the horizon and capture the sky.

And the few of us with the intrepidity,
To brave the virulent vortex velocity

We are the wealthiest of men ever to dream
And ever to combat a sea or a stream.

And the harbored ships that fritter away,
Slowly begin to rot and decay.
Never has there been a greater waste of a day,
Than that spent harbored,
Than those of us who stay.