I’m Gabriela and I like people calling me Gaby because it is short and also a little less serious than Gabriela. However my friends don’t think the same and give me unusual names Bagy, Gaby B, Baguette, Chapata, María Gabriela, T-shirt, hotcake, Bagyveva (which I don’t like at all), Poppy (by the one and only bizcochips), and well I can keep going on and never ending.
I’m Gabriela and I love research. That’s one of my passions and since I had begun working in the area I knew that’s what I wanted to do one way or another. I miss working as a researcher and while I have been having fun doing other things, I would like to collaborate again in a research project. Hopefully, I’ll submit a paper about the 2nd. half of my master thesis soon.
I’m Gabriela and I love to go to art exhibitions and I want to go to the MoMA. I love almost every music genre but my guilty pleasures are R&B, jazz, and hip-hop. I’m always searching new artists and interesting music. I love movies from musicals to art films, and even the most simple ones. I adore romantic movies of the 60’s and I’m a big fan of Audrey Hepburn. I want to have a breakfast at Tiffany’s before I die.
I’m Gabriela and I’m a perfectionist. I love to do my job the best way possible and I feel awesome when I achieve something great, however this perfectionism has also been a nightmare as I lose my mind trying to make everything a success and I tend to have high demands about myself. In less than two years I have worked in a diversity of areas: research, teaching, software development, IT management, and UX, and I have loved everyone of them, with all their good and bad moments. Sometimes I think I’m wrong and I can’t made up my mind of what I want to be.
I’m Gabriela and I lived in France. It was one of the most challenging and difficult times so I decided to come back, I knew the whole situation involving my trip was not what I expected. It’s one of those decisions that even-though I don’t regret, I keep wondering what if. Sometimes I think I disappointed certain people that I respected professionally but it was my time to fly away and discover new things by myself. I think that my advisors don’t understand how grateful I am from what I learned from them, even if I didn’t go the way they wanted me to go.
I’m Gabriela and I’m headstrong. I tend to expect to much of things and get disappointed if they don’t became what I idealized. Once I made up my mind about something is very difficult that I change it. I don’t drink and I don’t smoke. Sometimes it makes me feel like I’m from another world because people think you are weird. I wish I wouldn’t compare myself with others and be happier with who I am, what I have, and what I have done.
I’m Gabriela and I’m a believer. I believe in God and I respect those who don’t, but I could be more patient when other people doesn’t respect your beliefs. I want to have a stronger faith and be able to forgive people who has hurt me in the past. I believe in love and I fell in love in the most unexpected time.
I am Gabriela and I am a dreamer. I want to do so many things, more than what I have achieved. I usually think the best of people and while I have had several disappointments, I would not change my thinking because I have met the most incredible people along this journey. I love to help my family and friends, and what I value the most is to see them happy. I am passionate about my loved ones, and I stand up for them against everything and everyone.
I’m Gabriela and sometimes I feel different and numb.