Welcome to my blog, Nosy Parker, the personal and professional musings of a curious mind. My name is Gabriana (and besides being a perpetual Nosy Parker), I’m a book loving, chai latte and mint chocolate addicted, color-coded information sharing, perpetually hopeful, 30-something-year-old writer/editor, artist/maker, and family caregiver.
Professionally… I’ve worked as a writer/editor in broadcast, print and online media in Los Angeles and San Francisco for more than 10 years. I graduated with honors from the University of Southern California (Fight On!), earning my B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. I also enjoyed serving on nonprofit community leadership boards for 15 years. For more on my professional experience, including my portfolio of journalism and design work, please visit my website: www.gabrianamarks.com.
At the moment… I’m a full-time caregiver for my amazing, memorable Mama, who is fighting an extremely rare, brain cancer called Anaplastic Hemangiopericytoma. It has been a difficult journey together, but I am grateful that we have this time to share. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where we enjoy mild weather, great food and cultural interests, gardening and relaxing in our backyard oasis with Paisley, our adorable Boston Terrier rescue.
On January 1, 2016, I started writing about #OneGoodThing in our lives every day. We’re now in the fourth year of our power-of-positive-thinking project. No matter how challenging the day, Mama and I look for the surprising silver linings — in caregiving, food, art, style, travel, and more.
Let’s connect… I hope you enjoy my blog, Nosy Parker. You’re also welcome to connect with me on social media… I’m on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest. Check out Mama’s blog Giudittalia about her adventures in Italy!
Shalom and Ciao!