My name is Em Metroka, the writer behind The Metroka Family. I was born and raised in a small town in Indiana surrounded by a large, close-knit family of cousins, aunts, uncles, and my five siblings. In 2007, I left home to go to DePauw University where I quickly met and fell in love with my husband, Mike. After graduating from DePauw and moving on to Indiana University for a Masters in Library Science, we both took jobs in Florida where we’ve been since 2013. We’ve since switched jobs several times, gotten married, bought a house, welcomed our first child, and then a second (boys!), sold our first house, and bought our second. I’ve always been fascinated with memory-keeping, so I hope to keep this space as a way to chronicle and share our life by the sea in South Florida.