persi in mare

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sometimes, the bright lights confuse us. We stare at them, hypnotized. They leave us disoriented. I understand the way an animal feels when it is caught in oncoming traffic. I think we spend half of our days like that. The better light is the one that glows. We feel it deeply. WeContinue reading “persi in mare”

Carried Home

By: Gabriela Yareliz Recently, my fiancé (yes– you read that right!) and I were driving back from a farm outside of the city. Taconic State Parkway, y’all. Unwillingly crawling our way back into Gotham City. It was late, and it’s a dark highway. The only thing illuminating those narrow, dark winding roads was the occasionalContinue reading “Carried Home”

Honor

By: Gabriela Yareliz May the symbols of this great nation and its ideals always mean something deep to us. May we feel their weight. Moreover, with that responsibility, may we always work to evolve into a better community, always moving toward the ideals that make this country unique and rich in opportunity. Let us loveContinue reading “Honor”

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”

Game Changers

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s Women’s Month. You know, I had never really paid so much attention to this and the March 8th holiday (International Women’s Day), until I started dating this amazing man who celebrates me, not only on March 8th, but every day. Apparently, this has been a legit holiday in Europe, for aContinue reading “Game Changers”

Stained Glass Windows

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross By: Gabriela Yareliz When darkness rolls in, it’s intimidating. It demands an adjustment in our vision, both literally andContinue reading “Stained Glass Windows”

Monday Inspiration: February 29, 2016

Hi friends! This Monday is the last day of February. *party hands dance move* The year of 2016 is fluttering away before our very eyes. Last week was one of the most intense weeks I have had in a while, but I want to share with you that God is so good and so worthy ofContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: February 29, 2016”

Dreams & Oceans

By: Gabriela Yareliz Soundtrack to the post: Britt Nicole’s “Set the World on Fire” I’m thinking oceans. I’m thinking sunshine. I’m thinking warmth. We are growing up. But at this point in the game, some of us have to realize that we can’t keep thinking about the adults we want to be; we are adults,Continue reading “Dreams & Oceans”

Condolences to Kayla Mueller’s Family

This post is to honor Kayla Mueller’s extraordinary life. Ms. Mueller was a bright American aid worker who was held hostage and killed by ISIS. She wrote a letter to her family that said: “Just the thought of you sends me into fits of tears; all in all in the end the only one you really haveContinue reading “Condolences to Kayla Mueller’s Family”