Welcome to my blog!

My name is Gabriella, aka Gabi, Kovalenko. I am a junior in high school and have been a columnist for four years. It’s safe to say I am a nature enthusiast, culinary explorer, and true ponderer. My background is very diverse- I’m Ukrainian and Greek, and I am fluent in Russian! I feel very fortunate to have had the immersion into another culture, and I love European food, music, and style.

Even though I am American-born, I am European at heart, and international culture is very close to me.

I like to reason “outside of the box” and be different. It’s good to be unique and to express your genuine beliefs. There is nothing wrong with having a personal identity that reflects who YOU are!

If you are like me, then this blog is for you. Teens should be able to connect with others who they can share, collaborate, and enjoy time with. We can do this together.

I sincerely hope that someone who happens to stumble upon this page can extract something exciting, fun, or motivational from my posts. If there is something inspiring I can share, I want more people to hear it.

It’s tough to be a teen… I know what it’s like. I believe in the learning experience as we progress through our day-to-day lives, through school, and through the challenges we all face.

You may have noticed the “comments” tab under the menu bar. Yes, I really want you to leave a comment! Comments are a way for every visitor of this site to leave a trace of their thoughts behind. Imagine how much we could learn from each other if everyone left one piece of valuable knowledge or advice that others could benefit from.

The point of this is to communicate, learn, and to feel great about ourselves!

Nevertheless, just explore and you’ll slowly get to know me as a person as well. Feel free to read some of my published writing and let me know what you think!

I am beyond excited to be running my first blog and will be thrilled to see new comments from my readers. πŸ™‚



8 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you very much. πŸ™‚ I have just reblogged your post on the Happy Birthday challenge in an effort to have more people find out about this great opportunity. I appreciate your kind words, and you too, my friend, are a very sweet person.


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