Hello! I’m Elizabeth. Thank you for visiting!
I currently live in Brooklyn, New York, and in May I will be graduating from Pratt Institute with a Master’s degree in historic preservation. After that…well, I’m still working on it! There are so many things you can do with a degree in historic preservation and if school has taught me anything, it’s that I still don’t really know what I want to do with my life. What I do know, however, is that my career probably won’t ever be the most important thing to me. I’ll never be one of those people who lives for their career. I want a career that I enjoy, doing something I care about of course, and I think my chosen field will very much give me that, but there’s so much more I want out of life. I want to see the world. I want to see more, experience more, write more, read more, draw more, create more, travel more, do more, live more…BE more.
I love creating and doing anything with my hands. I recently started drawing again, something I used to do a lot when I was younger, and I don’t know why I stopped. One goal I’ve set for myself this year is to start taking pottery classes. For years, I’ve wanted to learn to make pottery on a potter’s wheel and I’m finally going to do it! One day, I’d love to get into woodworking and learn how to build furniture, too. I also love photography. It was one of several majors I went through in my undergraduate career, and in the future (sooner rather than later, I hope) I plan on building my own dark room.
I am always happiest when I have a creative outlet to tap into. This is a big reason for starting this blog in the first place. Not only is the blog itself a creative project, but it adds some accountability for accomplishing my other goals and ideas. I created a ‘Bucket List’ page to keep track of my goals and plans. I want this blog to showcase my travels and creative endeavors and, I hope, be an inspiration to others to make life exactly what you want it to be. Click here to read my first post about some more motivation behind the blog.
Now for a little biographical info…
I was born and grew up in Tennessee, less than an hour from Nashville. When I was 16 years old I got the idea in my mind that I wanted to live in New York City. I visited the city for the first time for my 18th birthday and fell instantly in love. It took me 10 more years to get here, but I finally made the move in 2015. And I have loved every minute. It was only a few short years ago that I thought it would never even happen.
I met my boyfriend, Lyle, in 2014. Together, we have two cats, Edgar and Aria. Edgar was mine and Aria was his, and they are still learning to get along. Relations are mostly peaceful these days. Lyle is originally from Connecticut, but moved to Tennessee after graduating college several years before we met. He’s an audio engineer, pilot, musician, motorcycle enthusiast…he does it all! He’s been a huge inspiration to me, and incredibly supportive of my dreams and aspirations. We have big plans for the future. In the time we have been together, we haven’t really lived together full time. That’s mostly been due to our crazy schedules and the fact that I moved to New York City for graduate school. However, with graduation right around the corner, we are starting to look ahead to the coming months and years to figure out what we want to do and where we want to be.
We have traveled all over the country together (and separately) and love both the Pacific Northwest and New England. We are torn between the two regions, but have decided to stay in New England for a while. In the next year or so, we plan to build a cabin in Maine. Something small, off the grid. No rent, no mortgage. Just living the dream! Traveling and pursuing passion projects. The cabin we build probably won’t be our forever home, but will be a house that we’ll always come back to.
We are both open whatever life brings our way. And we both want to experience so much. After living in Maine for a while, we may end up in Oregon, or Alaska, or Africa…who knows!
Life doesn’t begin when things are perfect. Life is happening right now.