About

 

Hi!

Emily Deardo square

 

I’m Emily. Welcome to the blog. Get some tea and settle in. (Or whatever beverage suits your fancy.)

I’m glad you’re reading and that you’re here!  Since I was a wee child, I’ve been reading, writing, and acting out stories.  I majored in Political Science and English Literature at Capital University and graduated in May 2004. Subsequently, I used my degrees in political work for a decade, and now I’m focused mostly on writing. I like to write about a variety of things, but mostly movies/music, books, relationships, theology, and life post-transplant.

The biggest part of my life is my Catholic faith. In December of 2014 I made my life promises to the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic. My confirmation saint was/is St. Therese of Lisieux. I have one godson, who is seventeen (he’s also one of my 30+ first cousins.)

I’m a born and bred central Ohioan. I’m the oldest of three kids; my brother is a sportswriter and my sister is a pediatric nurse. My mom is a SAHM (or “overseer”, as she likes to be called), and my dad is a computer scientist who earned his degrees at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon.

I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when I was 11 years old, and when I was twenty-three I had a double lung transplant. In July of 2015, I will celebrate my ten year transplant anniversary (wahoo!). I also have a cochlear implant in my left ear.

I’m an ESTJ, a classically trained  contralto, and have performed in several community and regional theater productions. I’m attempting to become a better knitter. I love to cook and bake, and in another life I’d be an opera singer, a ballerina, or a nun.

 

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Also, if you have any spare pennies, read this?  

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Completely agree. I do yoga, mainly because it helps my back and neck. But I don’t do any of the spiritual stuff. And I’m a practicing Catholic since birth.

    Love your blog. 🙂

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