You know how people say that someone is an “old soul”? Sometimes, I feel this way when I meet seniors and feel like they are way ahead of their time. Gabriella is positively inspired, and marches to the beat of her own drum…she wanted a session that suited her artistic and creative personality and I couldn’t wait to get started. She is graduating from Round Rock High School, where she’s been incredibly active in the baking club, and working hard on the yearbook. She also is proud to be part of her local community within her church, CrossFit, and any awesome new concerts in the area. “My favorite memory in high school has been crashing in my old Spanish class with people from all different classes, or slaving away over the yearbook last year”, she shares, “Really, any late night with my friends…I love when we linger together. Whether it’s at someone’s house all piled on a couch or dressed up for reason. No one ever wants to leave.” When I asked about some of her favorite spots to hang with friends, she said definitely being at each other’s houses, or heading to the coolest spots in Georgetown.
Gabriella shared that her best qualities are her focus and determination, and her drive to get things accomplished. I’d have to agree; she has a drive that belies her age and shows in everything she does. Her love for art and creative expression is also something that is a big part of her personality; from painting to drawing and fashion, she enjoys finding what she terms “a firm structure that I can bounce around in, and create something from”. She also told me that if there was just one thing she could change in the world, it would be for people to have more empathy and to care. “Honestly, what I’ve learned is that not everyone is going to be happy with the choices that you make and sometimes, you need to weigh which matters more to you and be prepared to take the consequences at face value”, she concludes. This beautiful senior plans to attend college after graduation, but isn’t decided on which one. She also hopes to travel abroad.
Thank you Gabriella for sharing your bright spirit with me!