About Me

I’m Gabby, a girl who was born and raised in the one and only NYC. I have a deep passion for writing, which is why I started this lifestyle blog. I write to help others, it’s really that simple. More than just sharing my thoughts with the world, I long to help all of you who are going through new seasons in your life. My goal is to be transparent so that I can help you get through seasons that I’ve gone through OR get through a season that I’m currently going through so that we can go through it together.

I should also mention that I’m a teacher. I graduated in 2012 with an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. For the past seven years, I’ve been teaching English in the city and around the world, as well as developing curricula for Non-Profit Organizations. I’m hoping to pursue a Doctorate in Educational Leadership or Organizational Leadership within the next few years and eventually use my knowledge and skills to build English schools in developing nations.

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With my students here in NYC

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With my students in Bangladesh

If you’re wondering why I’m blogging about relationships, travel, missions, women’s health and organization, allow me to explain below:

Relationships

In 2010, I started a courtship with a fellow Jesus-follower named Jason, a boy who I met when I was 8 years old. We got engaged in Fall 2012 and married in July 2013. The journey through courtship and now marriage has been challenging, but also filled with fun and adventure. We constantly pray and ask God to lead us where he wants us to go, which we’re hoping will be to a foreign land. We’re praying to move abroad within the next 5-7 years. We are excited about all of the things that God is doing in our lives and urge you to follow along.

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Missions + Travel

At age 19, I went on my first missions trip to the favelas of Brazil. That experience rocked my world and gave me a deep desire to help people in developing countries find hope and freedom. Since then, I’ve travelled on 12 humanitarian trips that have molded and shaped who I am today. My most memorable experiences in life include my humanitarian trips to Brazil, Haiti, the Philippines, Cambodia, Israel and Palestine, India, Morocco, Rwanda and Bangladesh.

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Brazil 2005

Aside from traveling for missions, I also love to travel for fun. Since I have so many cool experiences from traveling, I want you to experience those things too! I realize that traveling takes money, which is why I share tons of recommendations, tips and tricks that will help you get on a plane and into a place you’ve never gone before.

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Philippines 2010

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Cambodia medical clinic 2007

Cysters: Women’s Health

Within eight months of each other, my younger sister Judy and I both had to have laparoscopic surgeries to remove cysts on our ovaries. These surgeries vastly changed our lives forever because Judy left her surgery with one less Fallopian tube, and I left mine with Endometriosis. We know that the fertility journey will be delicate for us, and it’s our goal to help other women who are experiencing similar problems. We strive to raise awareness, share our stories and help women like you who are also experiencing women’s health issues and reproductive hardships!

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Judy and I

Organization

I love organization, however, I’m well aware that I don’t share this with too many other people in the world. I spent most of my late 20s organizing my life and it has helped me be more successful. This segment of the blog will help you organize your life and be more productive by sharing tips and tricks to keep your life organized and maximize your time!

Thanks so much for stopping by!