Everything on emma




Emma’s thing (also known as “what should’ve been icant.com”) is a place for readers of all ages, shapes, and sizes to find temporary relief and delight via my weekly musings re: life, love, and the pursuit of just making it through the day with a sense of humor. Shit’s rough so I do my best to lament about it and say the things most everyone else is thinking but don’t say because they have things like “filters,” “social skills,” “self awareness,” and “dignity.” 

Things I Can:

Chipotle. Lipstick. Excessive online shopping. Overthinking. Every dog ever. 

Things I Can’t:

Most cats. House and country music. Cottage cheese. HIMYM. And sports, in general. 

Oversharing and over-analyzing is the name of my game, so if my public laments make one person feel less crazy today, I’ve done what I came to do.

Read, enjoy, laugh, and if you’re interested in me in a professional way, then check out the “professional Emma” tab.



  • stella13

    Managed to stumble across your blog from a Though Catalogue last fall during finals. It/you have been a fantastic distraction as I transition into full thesis mode. Also, I instantly and shamelessly followed you on most forms of your social media (I need all the distractions I can get, and you make the real world sound slightly less terrifying).

  • sana

    hey emma can we talk?

  • Jacqui

    Just wanted to say that I LOVE YOUR BLOG. Funny, witty, relatable. Let’s be bffls?

    • URMMMM ok!!! I mean, yeah sure. It’s whatever. I’m gonna play hard to get. Thank you so much for the comment! :):):)

  • I literally feel like I’m reading about myself, so hilarious. I’m graduating college in a week so naturally I read your “What To Realistically Expect Your First Year Out Of College” post when I came across it, then I knew I absolutely had to visit your page!

    • ahhh! I love it! Thank you so much for leaving a comment. And godspeed with graduating. If you can make it past the first year in one piece, you’re golden.

  • Tom

    Your Thought Catalog articles are hilarious. And nicely counteract the many depressing, whiney pieces. Keep em’ coming!

    • why thank you, good sir!!! I agree – too many of those, so I wanted to come in and shake it up a bit. I’ll keep on! 🙂

  • amanda

    Just wanted to say you’re amazing, and i relate to your blog so much, i cant believe we’re not best friends.

    • omg. i love you and i don’t even know you. is this what internet dating is like??? thank you so much for your comment! made my day.

  • reema

    you’re really awesome. thanx for makin my day. 🙂

  • bonnie

    Your fourth bullet point sums up my life, but Qdoba definitely reigns supreme in the burrito world!!

    • i’m so glad you agree and can relate. and i’ll let the QDOBA mention slide even though that’s pretty much like blasphemy on my blog.

  • John

    Nothing special. I just want to say that your FB page ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • hey thanks, john!!!!!!! i appreciate the support. duh.