Friday Glee: April 29, 2016

Thoughts from The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories, by Marina Keegan. “What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over. Get a post-bac or try writing for the first time. The notion that it’s too late to do anything is comical. It’sContinue reading “Friday Glee: April 29, 2016”


By: Gabriela Yareliz I keep being reminded that if I believe and have faith, I need to stop acting and behaving like this is the end or certain things are final. This is not it. The picture is bigger than this. In fact, I am just getting started. I am going to take back whatContinue reading “End”

Reflections Before Bedtime #84

By: Gabriela Yareliz Excerpt from a letter to my mother earlier in the day: I was on the train, and I brought my Bible. I opened it and began reading in the book of Jeremiah. This is a man whose life scares me the most because it’s evidence that life can be so much lessContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #84”


“He can. But even if He chooses not to, He is still good. We will remain faithful.” Paraphrase of Daniel 3:17 and 18 “I know you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge? Therefore, I have uttered what I did notContinue reading “Furnace”

Napkin Rings

[Image from @KushaAlagband] By: Gabriela Yareliz I recently read a fantastic post by one of my favorite writers, Candid Kay. It was a reflection on a legitimate fear and problem. It made me reflect on something that has been on my mind, all weekend. My own fears. You see, people do the oddest things. WeContinue reading “Napkin Rings”

Monday Inspiration: April 25, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hello! A new week begins. It’s my last full week at this age! Birthday week is almost upon me. And as you can tell, I am BEYOND excited. This past year was filled with exciting moments, difficult moments, new beginnings, new frustrations, new friends and a new phase in life. It’s beenContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: April 25, 2016”

Reflections Before Bedtime #82

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was sitting on the train. I had a window seat. I saw a woman carrying her newborn, and, presumably, her husband, walking beside her, pushing the empty stroller. He looked a bit tired. They were close to the stairs. I was thinking, ‘Oh man, he has to carry the stroller upContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #82”

Monday Inspiration: April 18, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was walking with headphones in (listening to the TED Radio Hour podcast on NPR), when I heard a sound. I turned. A block away, a child, who was maybe 6 years old, had fallen and was wailing hysterically. The fall was loud. So loud, I heard it a block away. OnContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: April 18, 2016”