Cause I’m Real

By: Gabriela Yareliz This song really brings serious nostalgia with it. I was like 11, it was 2001, and I was living in Charleston, South Carolina. I was deep in a friendship/youth group that thrived off of pettiness, jealousy, watermelon lip gloss and gum (the good kind). Typical when you are a tween. This songContinue reading “Cause I’m Real”

An Invitation to a Deeply Felt Life

By: Gabriela Yareliz We are back at March. Back to the days when the world seemingly stopped last year, and we were paralyzed in a haze of fear, grief, uncertainty and confusion. But today, while we acknowledge that last March the world stopped and the month cheated us of our expectations, we approach the endContinue reading “An Invitation to a Deeply Felt Life”

Tragic Kingdom

By: Gabriela Yareliz I have always loved Valentine’s Day. I feel bad for any child who doesn’t experience the day the way we did. I’ve talked about it before on the blog, in a previous post. It was a day you prepared for. You sat down in advance with a class list and made aContinue reading “Tragic Kingdom”

Paper Doll

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I ventured out of my house and had hit 8k steps before 4 pm. I was exhausted. (I am so out of shape). Mind you, many of those steps were literal steps on a staircase. I felt weirdly human being out there in the wild earth. I felt the sunshine onContinue reading “Paper Doll”

How To Get Festive When You Aren’t Feeling It

By: Gabriela Yareliz Wishing you all a merry merry Christmas Eve from my little candle-lit apartment to your home and heart. It has been a year that we have survived together, and I don’t blame you if you aren’t in a very festive mood tonight, or tomorrow or on New Year’s Eve. We’ve been onContinue reading “How To Get Festive When You Aren’t Feeling It”

Rituals

I am up at 4:34 am, as we wait for the downpours Hurricane Laura is supposed to bring to NYC. There is an occasional drip-drip outside, but nothing else. I have been thinking a lot about rituals, lately. Sometimes, rituals get a bad rap. They are considered to just be routine or things on aContinue reading “Rituals”

Per Dimenticare

[Per Dimenticare= Italian for: [In Order] to Forget You] By: Gabriela Yareliz It has been a happy set of months, where I have been watching friends’ wedding videos, attending weddings and¬†finding out about new life chapters beginning. It has filled me with so much happiness for those friends; those I love so much. In theContinue reading “Per Dimenticare”

Monday Inspiration: November 16, 2015

(The hilarious Fran Fine). By: Gabriela Yareliz The 90s were good to us. For some reason, cassette tapes came to mind. I used to make a lot of tapes, with many songs recorded right off of the radio by boombox or walkman. It was a moment of excitement when your song would come on, andContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: November 16, 2015”

Nostalgia

By: Gabriela Yareliz It is official- I am having serious cricket withdrawals. I have quit freaking out about assignments and failed group projects. As I look around the library I see people in complete exhaustion sleeping on textbooks in defeat. Sad story. End of the semester-¬†3 weeks to duke it out. I am not sadContinue reading “Nostalgia”