Takeaways from Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights

By: Gabriela Yareliz I love a good biography. The more unconventional the life, the better. I think there is something powerful about learning from other’s experiences and also expanding your world beyond how you were raised and conditioned. I was fascinated by Greenlights, as it lays out philosophies intertwined with McConaughey’s life experiences. His voiceContinue reading “Takeaways from Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights”

“Goosebumps Walkaway”

By: Gabriela Yareliz Urban Dictionary defined it after the show New Girl coined the term (thank you, Nick Miller). “Goosebumps walkaway” is the line a guy says to the girl before he walks away forever that leaves her with goosebumps and haunts her forever, in a movie. The show’s episode named “Goosebumps Walkaway” is theContinue reading ““Goosebumps Walkaway””

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”

2020 People

By: Gabriela Yareliz The other night, I was at the window searching for that Christmas star situation. Hand gripping the window sill that was probably painted over for the hundredth time in 1992, twisting my neck to see if I could catch a glimpse of anything behind the thick ceiling of gray clouds that reflectContinue reading “2020 People”

Bordel

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sometimes, I wonder if we all have a suspicion that this all ends like a Cédric Klapisch film. Does it? Does it end in bordel? Are we too quick to forget Jane Austen didn’t get a Jane Austin ending to her story? Are we better off to forget facts like these andContinue reading “Bordel”

Two Years at a Bank

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was chewing on a pretzel and catching glimpses of my acne-stained cheeks in the reflection of the changing screen on my computer when his LinkedIn update appeared where the reflection of my face had been a split second ago. Two years working at a bank, it said. I looked at hisContinue reading “Two Years at a Bank”

Parachute Ready

By: Gabriela Yareliz Give it all up. I am reading Wide Awake by Erwin McManus, and I am in the chapter called The Believer. He dissects the life of Abraham and Moses, and how God essentially told both of them, “I have provided all this for you. Now I am asking you to give itContinue reading “Parachute Ready”

Wide Awake

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am coming out of a season that I can only describe as exhausting, dark and uncertain. There is still plenty of darkness to go around in the world around us and plenty of circumstances that have not yet been made clear or resolved. And yet, something feels different. Apart from theContinue reading “Wide Awake”