How & Why & Everything Else

Hello + welcome to me.

I’m Elle. Most people call me just that but I’ll respond to Elle Marie, Ellie, Egg, Elle Woods, Elmer – really anything along those lines.

 

And I feel like with Elle as a name – it’s all pretty flexible. My real name is Elena but I figured I would save that name for when I’m an elderly woman waiting for my mashed potatoes to be served.

I’m currently a junior in high school smack dab in the middle of the United States (go Kansas!)

Ask me about what my favorite things in life are and you might get a week-long response. Seeing other people smile and those little moments that make everything feel like it freezes around you are what keep my world spinning.

My faith is a part of me. A big part of me. It’s been the part of me that’s kept pushing when all other parts have stopped. One of these days I’ll get around to posting an explanation of just how much this faith has driven + encouraged me because it is an insane amount.

Which is where this blog comes into play. As you will all probably come to find out, I’m a very vulnerable person. I’ve learned that the best way to have other’s be comfortable around you is to be vulnerable with them. So here it is, all laid out, as honest as it can be. I don’t sugar coat. I don’t talk about how life is always the good parts, because it isn’t.

Here it is.

All me.

100% vulnerable and ready to talk about faith, sadness + anything else that pops into my head.

And above everything else, I love getting to know people. I love hearing every bit and piece of someone’s life and seeing things from as many perspectives as I possibly can. Connection is everything to me. So that’s what led me here – to share my stories, my fears, my hopes + dreams, and sometimes just ideas for good places to go on coffee dates.

With love,

Elle

 

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