About

Purple 4

I’m a twenty-something gal with a love for words written, spoken, & sung and a desire to share them for the glory of God. 

You may know me from my previous site, Popcorn and Purple Ink or perhaps you currently follow me on my book blog Unscripted.  Or maybe we’re meeting for the first time! However you got here, it’s a pleasure to have you!! *insert hug* 

MY STORY

When I was a kid, they called me Chatterbox.  Some things never change even in 20 years.  Some parts of you just continue to grow with you.  They become an integral part of your identity and you couldn’t imagine being anyone else.  I’ve always seemed to be either producing words or consuming them.  Whether it’s chattering on in conversation, singing them in song or reading them in a book, my world has always been quite wordy.  Somewhere along the line, I picked up a pen and a journal and never looked back.  I began to chatter in print.  It was a wonderful thing.

My very first blog was entitled Thoughts from an Aspiring Writer.  I have since learned that it’s ridiculous to call myself an ‘aspiring writer’. I put words down on paper right?  I wake up every morning thinking about writing don’t I?  Well then, I’m a writer!  A novice writer to be sure, but a writer nonetheless!  My aspiration is to be a good writer.  So I have notebooks scattered everywhere, pens, markers, pencils, and highlighters tucked between pages and littering my desk and bed, books lining my shelves and stacked on a myriad flat surfaces.  This is the stuff of writing.  It’s very rarely glamorous, in fact it can be quite frustrating, but when all is said and done, it’s so very satisfying!

Thoughts from an Aspiring Writer turned into Unscripted.  Unscripted became the place I blogged about all things bookish and I branched into Popcorn and Purple Ink.  Why?  Simple.  Popcorn is my snack passion and purple is my favorite color.  While none of that has changed, Popcorn and Purple Ink felt limiting – I have a few other projects up my sleeve and that name didn’t quite fit anymore.  I decided it was time to go back to the drawing board.  I needed a new space in the world wide interwebs.

THE STUDIO

Sometimes I think it’d be really cool to live in a studio apartment somewhere…  

I feel like my tastes totally collide at times cause, while I would love the studio apartment feel, I don’t want an urban lifestyle – I prefer the great outdoors of the country!  But, alas! I live in neither environment but instead currently take up residence in America’s Southwest Suburbia in a small space in the home of my wonderful parents.  Purple Ink Studios exists where ever my laptop happens to be.

Purple Ink Studios is my place to experiment.  It’s my place to create, explore, and showcase what I’m learning in life and pursue the things I’m passion about the most.  We could all use some inspiration from one another from time to time and this is my place to do just that.  I want to inspire you to live your life to the fullest, to embrace your passions and pursue God’s amazing will for your life.  Because let me tell you something:

You matter. You are loved. And you we’re created to do great things in this world.  How do I know this?  Simple.  We serve a God of purpose and He doesn’t make anyone by mistake. Ever.  He makes everyone with a specific purpose.

I don’t promise anything real profound – I’ve so much to learn myself.  I only offer the words that are on my heart, the things I find interesting, and the tidbits of life that I find inspiring.  I pray that what you read here will put a smile on your face and that perhaps you’ll be encouraged and inspired.  

So take a look around, let me know what you think and I look forward to getting to know you better!

Hey, this world isn’t perfect but we serve a great big, wonderful God who is worth loving and living for so let’s find the best in the everyday and spread the joy to those around us!

Stay blessed,

Elyssa <3 


P.S.  If you want to know a bit more about me, you can check out this post 😉