1) Rewind: What did you value at 13?
I was an only child that valued everything theatrical and beautiful. I strived to belong to various groups but never really landed in any one particular group that made sense to who I was...which was, as for most 13 year-olds, a constantly changing enigma. I valued honesty, artistic, energetic and positive people and loving life. I also valued a good hairstyle, which the hairstylist I had at 13 completely destroyed and I couldn't work with it again until I was practically 15.
2) Play: What's important to you today?
Having recently lost both parents over this last year, remembering them for the beautiful, heart-felt and intelligent people they were and nurturing the family I have created as an adult is important to me. Surrounding myself with positive, inspiring people. People that embrace life lovingly for our generation and work to make a difference in the future of generations to come.
3) Fast Forward: What do you commit to doing for yourself, your family and your community?
As the adage goes to always "try my best" and nothing less. I went through a great deal of confusion and heartache losing my parents. In the process of trying to "get through it" one learns that the most important thing is to share your experiences with others who might be facing similar struggles. I look forward to eventually finding the right time and place to share these experiences in order to let others know that they are not alone. Taking care of my own health first and foremost is what gives me the ability to give back like this. The commitment to self is where it all begins and ends.
Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles and works as a Location Manager in the TV and Film Industry.