Friday Thoughts: July 16, 2021

“I’ll tell you one thing for sure, once you get to the point where you are actually doing things for truth’s sake, then nobody can ever touch you again because you are harmonizing with a greater power.” George Harrison Storm watch Where have I been? I know, I was AWOL. It has been a summerContinue reading “Friday Thoughts: July 16, 2021”

An Uncomfortable Topic

By: Gabriela Yareliz A scene keeps playing over and over again, in my head. Summer of 2009, I visited France and did a stage with the French government. We were living in a small French mariner village. I gathered with young people from around the world (whom I love— friends for life), and what weContinue reading “An Uncomfortable Topic”

Birthday Month Reflection: Lessons Learned

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was inspired by Lauryn Evarts Bosstick’s Birthday Reflection post, where she shared three things she learned in the past year. As a fellow May baby, I thought I would reflect on this year. Here is my list: Exposure I have been super intentional about exposing myself to material and things IContinue reading “Birthday Month Reflection: Lessons Learned”

Those New Year Vibes

“Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.”  By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s freezing, guys. Seriously. Like, it feels like -14F. The snow cyclone almost blew me away, yesterday. Literally. But I am still here. *grin* I was exhausted on my walk from the train to my apartment. I almost knelt in theContinue reading “Those New Year Vibes”

This is how 2017 began

By: Gabriela Yareliz It began with a kiss from the most amazing man, after I had stuffed my face with grapes, per Spanish tradition. I was surrounded by my loved ones, and Antena3 TV Española was blasting in the background. Squeaky, the cat, had gone missing, and the night was humid and dark. On theContinue reading “This is how 2017 began”

Sunday Girl: July 30, 2017

By: Gabriela Yareliz I know several of you have commented on my long absence, so I thought I would do an update post, and just sort of let you know what has been going on lately. The following is exactly that. XOXO I was hoping this would be witty and short. Now that I sitContinue reading “Sunday Girl: July 30, 2017”

Reflections Before Bedtime #94

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s a good thing my heart is stubborn. It’s also a bit like snow. It can be tough; it can be soft; and it melts in inevitable warmth. It sparkles. It glows. Magic. It’s a good thing I befriend people by force. Before they know it, I have come into their lives andContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #94”

Reflections Before Bedtime #9

By: Gabriela Yareliz So today, God exceeded all of my expectations. #speechless Moral of the story? While I am over here having some weird mini heart attack, He is working in my favor. I realized today, that truly, some of the best things require the most patience. I am so grateful. My heart spilleth over,Continue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #9”

2014

So I won’t give up; No, I won’t break down; Sooner than it seems life turns around. And I will be strong, Even if it all goes wrong; When I’m standing in the dark I’ll still believe; Someone’s watching over me. By: Gabriela Yareliz 2014 was a rollercoaster year. For some, it came with bigContinue reading “2014”