Get to know me.

Los Angeles, CA | Loyola Marymount University | Journalism & Theology | INFJ | Capricorn | type 2

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For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Elizabeth (or Lizzie—whatever floats your boat) & I’m a 21 year old Journalism student who grew up in La Cañada, California, but I’m currently living in Westchester. This Fall I’ll be entering my senior year of college at Loyola Marymount University & this summer I’ve been working as a Marketing Coordinator for Chick-fil-A 405 at Jefferson. An untraditional job, but a truly great one. 

I like to think I'm a pretty straight forward, predictable, & normal person. I like The Office, I’m addicted to caffeine, & I’m obsessed with Trader Joe’s, but growing up I was often told I'm "unique" and "out of the box". When I was a kid this was one of my biggest insecurities. I hated feeling like I didn’t fit in or I was different than people, but the older I’ve gotten the more I’ve come to understand that embracing my individuality has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. I still have no idea how I’m anything other than genuinely ordinary, but if I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard “I’ve never met anyone like you”…

In addition to everything mentioned previously, I’m a huge fan of dark chocolate (the darker the better), pop punk music, & watching documentaries (Dear Zachary is my favorite). I’m a sucker for shows like Criminal Minds, Buzzfeed Unsolved, & anything related to conspiracy theories. However, I rarely go a weekday without watching The Philip DeFranco Show.

I like to spend my non-existent free time either sleeping, writing, journalling, doing “blog things”, or updating my various Instagram accounts. While those are typically my go-to activities, I also really enjoy checking out new restaurants & different coffee shops. I would describe my life as fulfilling & fun, but I’d obviously be lying if I said I lived in a constant high. But we’ll save those stories for later.

However, even after all of this, it would be very off-brand of me not to mention my faith. As of April 20, 2019, I’m a faithful member of the Catholic Church. I grew up in the Congregational Church, but my family stopped going when I was in third grade. I don’t know when my feelings about God changed, but I was an atheist from when I was twelve to eighteen. I only became Christian again because one of my sweet, sweet friends started a bible study my senior year of high school & after about six months, I started considering myself a believer again. Three years later, after a wild ride through bible studies, churches, & retreats, I got conformed into the Catholic Church. While I was not expecting to ever commit to a certain denomination, God led me straight to Catholicism despite my initial hesitations.

I know God, I do not just know about him. I build my life on the foundation of God’s love & as a result of that, I have a deep understanding of who I am, what I want, and what I believe in. If I had to describe my faith life in a sentence, it would be: “The most grateful pilgrim is the one who has finished the longest journey.” My faith is deep because I know how dark life is without it, I have seen the contrast. With God in my life, I have stopped doing thoughtless things to people, I always try to be loving, compassionate, and intentional, & I am deeply & noticeably happier. My deepest desire is bring joy to the world. I never thought I would end up where I am now, but nothing will ever compare to a life like this.