welcome to be love live!

Hello, I’m liz! I created belovelive.com in 2011, as an online diary, a way to document + process everyday moments of my life as a new expat.

After turning my life upside-down, falling in love, + moving to Sweden, I wanted to document all of my exciting, new experiences of living in a foreign country + of rediscovering my soul.

Throughout the past 11 years, though, this space has not only been the place to document my life, but it has transformed into the place where I have discovered my own wisdom + power through my words + images. Here, I have learned how to embody my soul + align my life with the way I want to live.

And I want to continually evolve + become. I want a life with magic + meaning. One that is slow, intentional, earthy, wild + sacred. I want to be of use. For my life to make a difference. For the days that I am alive to be deep and long and to leave this world a better place after I am gone.

So, I keep writing + posting. And I’m so glad you found your way here.

But, what do I mean with be love live? Well, for years, I tried to make life a linear, chronological, staircase way of life: Step 1: be. Step 2: love. Step 3: live. And then you’re there. And that made sense to be for a while. But that’s not at all how life is truly meant to be lived.

Instead, life is circular, cyclical, a spiral. Calling me to live in rhythm with the cycles + seasons of nature. It is a constant balancing of being, loving, and living. A constant journey of turning inward, centering, and turning outward again. All of which happen both simultaneously + individually. All of which build on each other, influence each other, and inspire each other.

The goal, or the purpose, of life, I believe, is the journey itself. In others words, there is no goal. The meaning + purpose of it all is found in every single moment of life. The way is the way. Every day. Every experience. Every moment. That is what makes up a life. And this website is meant to be a place where I, where we, can discover together what it means to live a slow, soulful life, grounded + cosmic, deep + wide, embodied + transcendent.

So, belovelive.com tells the story of finding myself through being, loving, and living. Of learning to live a slow, grounded, and sacred life in rhythm with the seasons. It is the place where I document my stories + evolution. So, welcome! I hope you find a little bit of yourself in my experiences, photos, and words; but more than anything, I hope you find a bit of inspiration.