Warm New Orleans Afternooon

By: Gabriela Yareliz Last week was mild in New York City. It was filled with overcast skies and warm rain. A classic man in a Stetson hat offered me his umbrella on one of the rainy days. He said he couldn’t stand to watch my beautiful hair get wet. It was a fresh blow dryContinue reading “Warm New Orleans Afternooon”

This Month’s Picks: August 2015

Compiled by: Gabriela Yareliz Happy September! We survived August. August was personally filled with a lot of changes and constant movement for me. I am excited to know that autumn is just around the corner. I love fall. The other day, I was lounging on my mattress, and when I looked up at the window,Continue reading “This Month’s Picks: August 2015”

How the Sequel Began: Part II

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was standing on the street waiting. I was waiting for the real estate agents who were supposed to meet me at that particular apartment. It was the day right after the traumatic two-day bar exam marathon. As I waited on the hot, sunny sidewalk, I observed the rundown but bursting atContinue reading “How the Sequel Began: Part II”

Road Trip

By: Gabriela Yareliz The family is going on a road trip, and naturally, I am coming along– bar books, camera and all. It will be quite the adventure. By the end of the summer, I will have probably visited at least eight states (?), with my departure and destination points being the same. Life isContinue reading “Road Trip”

Monday Inspiration: June 22, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz I saw the bar exam countdown calendar. Thirty-something days left. I shuddered. This is insane; the way time has run away, kidnapping our summer. For those still in law school doing internships, their internships are halfway done. It’s that time in the summer when exhaustion settles into numbness, and even Shakespeare inContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: June 22, 2015”

Monday Inspiration: June 8, 2015

“Stop planting flowers in people’s yards who aren’t going to water them.” Unknown By: Gabriela Yareliz So much has happened. Life continues to change in delightful ways. Nostalgia grips; beginnings commence; and other things end. Moments of transition are so bittersweet. Regardless, moving forward is always something positive no matter how huge the growing curveContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: June 8, 2015”

This Month’s Picks: May 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz May. It’s over. I can’t believe it. Law school. It’s over. I can’t believe it. This month was so hardcore. So many emotions. It’s an end. It’s a beginning. This month, I lost a friend and mentor to cancer. That was very tough and unexpected. Some unexpected things were bad, other unexpected thingsContinue reading “This Month’s Picks: May 2015”

Tuesday Badinage: May 12, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s exam season in law school. The final days countdown. Oh, law school. You can meet noble people, strange people, catty people, self-centered people (the world in one building, minus the racial diversity)– and it is often said that all attorneys have some kind of ego complex. Not sure if that is accurate. Maybe itContinue reading “Tuesday Badinage: May 12, 2015”

What I miss about the World Cup

By: Gabriela Yareliz Despite my excitement about autumn, I am still clinging to the last shreds of summer and sunshine in the city. Apparently, so are other Villagers, seeing that yesterday at a crosswalk, I saw half of the Forever21 summer catalog march past me. Soon, the days of long skirts with tribal prints and stripsContinue reading “What I miss about the World Cup”

An Ode to Summer

By: Gabriela Yareliz SUMMER IN THE CITY [Inspired by: New York City] Despite my autumn fever, yesterday’s 68-degree morning, and leaving the house with a jacket today, it is still officially a tourist-crowded-sidewalk NYC summer. People’s addiction to ice cream does not seem to be waning. I am slightly traumatized from last winter, and IContinue reading “An Ode to Summer”