It’s hard to believe that when I met Mariela she was only 19 and I had just turned 20. We were two kids in our second year of college and Mariela was my tenderoni. Today is her 29th birthday and I can’t believe how strong we’re going as two grown-ups navigating the real world. It’s a crazy time of transition for both of us but especially her, Mariela will be graduating with her master’s in less than two months. I’m so proud of her hard work and inspired by the passion she has for her field. Happy Birthday Mariela! I love you.
With all the writing I’ve been doing about animated gifs I couldn’t leave things without a little gaudiness thrown in so here we go!