“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
– George Bernard Shaw

 “I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”
– Vincent van Gogh


Hello, I am so glad you’re here!

I have been a journal writer for years.  It all started with short handwritten notes scribbled on a tiny scented notebook. During college, writing my thoughts down was both inspiring and therapeutic.  Years later, I found that photographs are a quick way to capture and document the moments.  Words + images made for a natural transition to blogging.

Here at Strive with Heart, I share bits and pieces of the things I enjoy such as home and gardens, books and stationery, travel and photographs I take along the way. I strive to learn about good nutrition and continue to search for a fitness program that I can sustain.

I have a deep love for butterflies and all that it symbolize – endurance, hope, transformation and life.

I live in Philadelphia with my family who are, quite simply, my heart and my home ♥

Ele @ SWH