I’m Elizabeth. I breathe, I write, and I love. Drinking coffee & creating theatre are also high on my priority list.
I have a BFA in Acting from Trinity Western University (’16) and I’m currently a part-time server (pays the bills!) & full-time aspiring freelance writer, director, & actor based in Vancouver, BC. One of my childhood dreams was to be a novelist, but in latter years that desire has morphed into simply being a writer. I’ve been published by The Banner Magazine, and Christians for Biblical Equality and I had my first play staged. Basically, I’m going wherever & whenever the calling is, and I’ve started a blog (again) because I can’t stick to anything without people motivating me to continue.
So why “A Girl Comes Home”?
Well, I’m glad you asked! When I was 16, I started my first blog, out of a great yearning to write, connect, & be heard. I was also severely depressed at the time and writing has always acted as a way of healing in my life. That blog was called, The Journey Home, in anticipation of the Heavenly home that will someday be mine in Christ. My Christian faith has long been central to my life and as such, it is extremely important to my writing. That blog centred on my life in relation to myself as a spiritual being. I wrote about what God was teaching me on a day-to-day-basis.
Now, I’m 22. I still struggle with depression, but I have an antidepressant, and a gym membership for that. I’ve also visited a counsellors on and off for the last three and a half years. And yet I find in myself desires, questions, & pain that no amount of push-ups or counselling bills can cure. The truth is, writing won’t solve these aches either. But I know that written communication is the special earthly gift my Father has given me to create a catharsis in my soul. And perhaps, if I am so blessed, I can offer you catharsis and rest here, too.
I’m calling this blog “A Girl Comes Home” not because my journey is over, but because I want to live my life intentionally as one who endeavours to breathe every aspect of God’s heavenly realm into this dismal earthly one. A Girl Comes home represents my belief that I am indeed home in the promise of my Heavenly Father.
I’m also hoping to make this blog a home of it’s own.
A home for you as much as it is for me. A place where we can meet each other through land masses, thousands of kilometres, & nine hour time differences. A common ground we can call our own in spite of generational gaps, religious differences, and varying lifestyles & political beliefs. I endeavour to make this a home of true connection, constructive encouragement, enriching growth, & real, authentic, joy-filled love.
will you join me here at home, friend?