Are we there yet?


I used to be fixated on the destination, on getting places and becoming who I wanted to be––who I was supposed to be. I was in a rush to arrive. But I’ve come to accept that it’s all about the Journey.The journey may be full of unknowns, but it’s also full of meaning and beauty.

Through the journey, you get to know your Guide.

I began writing this blog

in 2011 to chronicle my one-year stint in Korea. Surprise: I’m still here! And surprise: I’m still blogging! Over time, this blog has shifted from personal ramblings to slightly-more-intentional personal ramblings. I’m still in the middle of the process; I’m still learning. But I hope to inspire, encourage, and propel you forward on your own journey through what I share.

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I am a deep thinker

who is passionate about truth and beauty. I believe life is complex, but also wondrous, surprising, and often downright hilarious.

I sometimes write long articles on topics like the lies we believe about singleness and the ways females and males were designed to relate, but mostly I post more compact thoughts and stories about things like the importance of making mistakes and what I did in Boracay besides be a tourist. I also occasionally post up tips so you can benefit from the indispensable and astoundingly practical knowledge I sometimes acquire. (For example, if you are planning on visiting the local bathhouse anytime soon, this post is a must-read.)

My favorite topic is love, because it is love that has carried me through the difficulties and love that is continually changing me to be better than I was.

heart-shaped stone

So kick back and stay awhile.

Lean in and ponder. Smile, laugh, or cry––no one here will judge you. Connect, share, process, and let what you absorb change you.

And, don’t leave without hearing this:You are sought after.

Love is close beside you, calling your name. Whatever difficult circumstance or inward mind-muddle you may find yourself in, He is there. Whatever you may be ridiculously happy about right now, He is celebrating. However you stumbled onto this page today, He was in that too. He is poking you right now, simply wanting to remind you that His eyes are on you.


Here’s to rising after every tumble, treasuring every sunrise, and celebrating the imperfect, unpredictable process that has made us who we are today and continues to change us into who we will be tomorrow!

~ Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hogsten | Introvert on an Adventure. Join me on this journey of becoming who we were meant to be!




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