Hi I am Emiley.
I have a pretty common name, but my parents decided to put a little spin on it and add an extra e in it. This was my dad’s idea because his nickname for mom has always been “ey” Her name is Kelley and my dad liked the idea of me inheriting her a little piece of her name. Over the years this has led to all sorts of nicknames based on how my name is spelled including E-Miley and Miley, which is what has inspired my Instagram handle, Mighty Miley. It was even more fun when Emmie and I became roommates and we had the chance to nickname ourselves Em & Em.
Some of my favorite things include traveling, adventures with my two dogs, craft beer, cupcakes, and time with family and friends. I love getting out and trying new things whether that is a new restaurant, workout, recipe or a new business.
I currently live near Minneapolis, Minnesota with my boyfriend and our two dogs, a 6-year-old black lab named Doc and a 1-year-old chocolate lab named Otis. I was raised in Rochester, Minnesota and went to college in the mountains of North Carolina and moved back after I graduated to be near my family. I have two nephews that are an absolute blast to be around!
I graduated from college with a degree in accounting. I started the first three years of my career in a mid-sized public accounting firm and then made the move into internal audit. While working I was able to get my CPA certification and am now 8 years into my career and enjoying the continuous challenges and learning opportunities.
During my time as an internal auditor, I was lucky enough to get to travel internationally for my work, during which I really caught the travel bug. That opportunity was such a blessing and was a great way to be introduced to international traveling. My work trips were usually two weeks long and granted me the weekends to explore and experience the countries I went to. During this time my work brought me to Australia and Italy multiple times as well as India and England. This helped me build my confidence in traveling alone eventually leading me to do a solo weekend trip to Rome and one to Paris for some personal time tagged onto the end of a work trip. I have enjoyed family vacations to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and St John, USVI. And am currently planning a trip to Spain to visit my little cousin that is studying abroad over there and can’t wait to experience yet another new country, while sharing my journeys with the Hunkiedorië readers.
While travel continues to be a huge passion I also love getting out to local places. I feel so lucky to live in Minnesota, a state with amazing parks to hike, beautiful lakes to kayak and boat around in, and delicious breweries with a ton of awesome local events spread throughout the year. An active lifestyle has become extremely important to me, especially when that means I can take it outdoors! I enjoy running 5 and 10k races, yoga, and quick workouts that make me feel a little less guilty about the craft beer and burgers I love so much!
I am so excited to be a part of the Hunkiedorië team and start sharing my experiences with you all! My posts on this blog will show a variety of my different adventures that I hope inspire you all as well.
Find me on Instagram @mighty_miley