>>> I'm Elizabeth. I make things up and write things down for a living.
Sometimes just for fun.
This is my negligible contribution to the internet.
I also collect music here.
In a perfect world I would afford to acquire all these essential and beautiful things. And not spend so much time here, and here.
I am grateful for unpredictability because it humbles me and keeps me on my toes
I am grateful for the freedom to do as I please, when I please and with whom I please
I am grateful for my family, however dismantled we are at the moment, because they gave me history and a spine
I am grateful to have friends like Magaly, my gypsy queen, who knows how to read between my lines and has stood by me during the good and the bad sharing her strength; I am grateful for Jerome, my most unapologetic and beautiful of friends, for all the awkwardness and creativity he brings to my life; and I’m thankful for Ariana, my daily heroine, for not being afraid of being vulnerable and real, and for helping me understand that being flawed and being amazing are not mutually exclusive
I am grateful opportunity and the ability to find it
I am grateful for the scent inside books
I am grateful for my writing, even when it’s crap, because it pays my bills, opens doors and, in a sense, helps me purge on a daily basis
I am grateful for my body, for enduring a major transformation without giving in and for the countless times it kept going while my mind had already given up
I am grateful for exceptions, because they help me distinguish between the essential and the ephemeral
I am grateful for all the heartache I experienced this summer, because it brought me back to me
I am grateful for second chances and the magic behind the benefit of the doubt
I’m grateful for forgiveness and every stupid romantic comedy and underdog story ever written for inspiring the pursuit of real-life happy endings