I Was Fine Before

By: Gabriela Yareliz Love can sneak up on us. We can fall in love with someone we didn’t expect. Sometimes, it’s someone who has been in front of us for a while. Today, we are looking at when love seems to show up as a divine interruption, via Gwen Stefani’s “Make Me Like You.” TheContinue reading “I Was Fine Before”

You Make Me Better

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s song is a No Doubt classic, “Underneath It All.” We start out with Gwen Stefani admitting that she sometimes thinks she needs someone more like her, but then she says that despite their differences this special person is lovely and loves her, “underneath it all.” This person sees the colors inContinue reading “You Make Me Better”

When the Simple Life Gets Complicated

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I thought we would dive into a No Doubt song few of us understood fully when we were young, but it’s timeless: “Simple Kind of Life.” This song is about expectation, and I truly believe women in or close to their 30s who are unmarried and don’t have children feel itContinue reading “When the Simple Life Gets Complicated”

Ticket

By: Gabriela Yareliz I have this olive green dress from Target that I love. I’ve had it since 2009. It stands out because it’s sleeveless and has deep pockets. It’s made from comfortable light material. Perfect for a summer day. I took it to France with me the summer of 2009. In the process ofContinue reading “Ticket”

The Sparkle In Silver

By: Gabriela Yareliz I have found a sprinkling of silver in my hair– this is a new thing. I feel like it’s the conversation du jour. I saw a friend post a poll on Instagram asking whether she should dye her new-found grays. Today, it weirdly came up in a discussion with a friend, andContinue reading “The Sparkle In Silver”

Light Chaser

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Plato By: Gabriela Yareliz As you may have read, yesterday I had a fun field trip outing. What you did not read was that it was complete with me notContinue reading “Light Chaser”

Sunday Girl: How to Know You Are Dangerous

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” T. E. Lawrence May we always seek to beContinue reading “Sunday Girl: How to Know You Are Dangerous”

Hope Against Hope

“Does the acorn dream of the oak? And if it doesn’t, from where is the whisper of spring?” Sophie Ward (From The Love River) By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s a quiet morning, with the exception of the gurgling of the radiator and my screaming neighbors (they are positively unwell or just typical New Yorkers). We goContinue reading “Hope Against Hope”

Stitches

“Fabrics don’t make exquisite dresses, it is the stitches.” Treasure Stitches By: Gabriela Yareliz I haven’t sat down to sew in a long time. Sewing was a part of my childhood. My mom sewed and hemmed her pants and such. My grandmother would come and take over the dining room table with our sewing machineContinue reading “Stitches”

The Presence of Greatness

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s not uncommon to desire and strive for greatness. *Cue Kanye West’s song “Stronger” /Bow in the presence of greatness/* One of the Battle Ready podcast conversations discussed how we often fail to recognize greatness and scoff at people who have accomplished things we can’t even dream of. We can be soContinue reading “The Presence of Greatness”