Well hello there. Come on in. Take a seat. Relax for a bit.
Let’s just start with the obvious. My name is Gabriella. Yes, I know it can be a mouth-full… I get that relatively often. Most of my friends call me Gaby or Gabs. I have noticed a shift toward the latter in most people but I don’t mind a bit. I am 27.
I have one of the greatest and most supportive families in the entire universe. My Mom, my Papa (stepfather), my Dad and Minou (stepmother) deserve all the thanks and love I could possibly give them. They have always been there, on my side and willing to do whatever I needed to help me succeed. I have six younger siblings; Estefi, Chloe, Xavier, Isabela, Aidan and Noah. That, if you keep up with my blog, you will probably hear about quite a bit because I am so incredibly proud of all of them and I am so lucky to be their big sister.
I graduated from the University of Houston. I graduated with a degree in Economics and I also received a minor in Spanish. I truly can say that I enjoyed my time at UH and I will carry many of the memories with me for the rest of my life I met some of the best people I know and I couldn’t be more thankful for them.
I also have some of the greatest friends around in general. I can’t go into this topic or my About Me will be a full article. Just know, I love my friends because friendship is one of the most important things to me.
I enjoy so many things: reading, cooking, eating, travel, dancing, singing in the car, and living in the moment. You get the point. I enjoy life. I always have and I think it’s the reason I keep going. I have a need to keep living. It’s not even a want anymore… It’s a need.
Michael is my life partner, theres not a better way to explain what he is to me. If I lived a different life I would have already married him. I love him with all my heart and mind, I make that distinction because my heart has changed a few times. We have Luna, our puppy, who is the light of our lives. She is fun and smart and overall full of life.
Here comes the big question: What the hell am I doing writing out all of this?
The easiest answer I could give to you would be that I am satisfying my mother who has asked me for years to do this. The most vain answer would be that I am doing this because I feel like the world needs to hear my story so that it can be a slightly different place. The most dramatic answer is that I need to have an accomplishment of some kind before I die. The funniest answer is probably again the fact that my mother has been hounding me for years and I am just now getting tired of putting her off. The most honest answer I could give though would just be that I have the time and enough people have said they would read it for me to actually begin putting my thoughts to paper.
This comes back to another question actually and it’s one that I have asked myself many times before. Who are you and what makes your story worth writing? Well self, that’s a really good question. I am not someone famous. Though to be fair, I did get a bunch of publicity around my college graduation so I am micro famous. I think the feature on the news lasted a full minute, but they also said my name wrong so how famous can I really be? I am not someone who is a natural writer. I bet I can fool you if I can follow through and write a whole blog every week, but if I am being totally transparent, I am not a writer. I did not study journalism or creative writing; I studied Economics, which I already mentioned. I have been told many times that I should write out my story but do I have a specific reason yet why I am writing out this blog? No. I am just hoping I can find out along the way. Like my good friend says “Life is a big game of guessing and checking, we never really know until we are already there”. I am guessing right now. Maybe I began writing because it was just cathartic. I can easily express how I have felt in each situation without having someone interrupt. I can have this physical thing where I have, in my own voice, imparted all of my thoughts about different situations. I have been told I am an inspiration and that is why I have a duty to write out my story. I don’t see it that way at all. If anything I am just a normal girl living life the only way that I know how.
I won’t get into too many other details though. You will read them in my writing.
Thank you for taking your time to read my story. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed putting it together.
If you want to know more about my Heart story, click below. The link will take you to where you can read the whole shebang!