This Is Me

My name is Emily.

I am twenty-nine years old, I’m divorced, and I live part-time with Layla the Demon Cat, part time with my boyfriend (who is not a demon boyfriend ;P). 

I work as a teller for a little bank in Beaumont, Texas.  It’s an awesome job. 

In January 2013, I will have been a resident of the State of Texas for five years, the longest amount of my adult life that I’ve ever resided in one state.

I’m a crafter.  I’ve been crocheting since I was a kid, and I love to do things myself.  I have a really bad habit of making huge plans for projects and then leaving them half finished.

I’m a reader.  I have been for as long as I can remember.  Books were my friends before I knew how to befriend people.

I’m a writer.  I have been since the sixth grade.  I write novels mostly.  I’ve tried my hand at short stories, they never resonate as deeply with me as my novels.  Also, literary magazines are pretentious.  They make me feel like I have to sell my soul to see my words in print.

I’m a fan.  I am a fan of many things.  And when I latch on to something, I don’t let go easily.  I am an obsessive fan of good stories and have many ways of showing my love for the things that I obsess over.  Mostly by squealing uncontrollably whenever any of these things are mentioned in any capacity.

I’m intelligent.  I may not act like it all the time, but never assume that because I am giggling or obsessing over a silly fandom, that I am not also considering the deeper meaning of the cosmos.  Art, poetry, opera, classical music, all of these things are my refuge from the swirling oblivion of modern society.

Sometimes I wonder if I was born in the wrong era.  I think I would wonder that, no matter what era I was born in.

This is me.  Here you’ll see only bits and pieces.  But I’ll share them with you, if you want to listen.

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