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Why Ocio Lifestyle Is About Your Story, Not Mine

Hey there, Gabby here! As the founder of this blog, it is an incredible honor to welcome you to Ocio Lifestyle.

Now, considering how introductions like these usually go, odds are you’re expecting me to tell you an emotional rollercoaster of a backstory right about now.

But that’s not what’s going to happen here.

I may have created this gateway to loving the life you live, but make no mistake, the Ocio Lifestyle spotlight does not shine on my story.

It shines on yours.


Because sure, I could tell you how going through hell and back—and then back and forth again a few more times—completely changed my life and taught me some of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned.

But I’m sure you have your own version of that story.

The version that includes experiencing countless trials, struggles, and days that, at the time, you were absolutely sure you wouldn’t get through.

More importantly, the version that includes learning to recognize some of life’s simplest yet most meaningful blessings. The blessings that undoubtedly allowed for even the most trying of times to feel like a walk in the park.

That genuine love for life that I’m sure you’ve experienced time and time again, is something that I want you to feel every single day.


Because your story matters. Way more than you believe.

And that’s why I created Ocio Lifestyle.

The Meaning Behind The Name

Ocio (pronounced oh-thee-oh) is the Spanish translation of the word “leisure”, and I chose it because:

  1. It’s a tribute to the 14 years of Spanish classes I took growing up. (Admittedly, I still can’t speak the language as fluently as I’d like to.)
  2. To do something leisurely means to do it unhurriedly and enjoyably. And in my opinion, that’s the best way to live life.

After all, what would be the point of all the beauty around us if we didn’t take the time to enjoy every bit of it?

The Why I Live By

I'm just going to put this out there: I love my life.

I am grateful to be able to wake up and go to bed knowing that I have been blessed with so much.

I may not be a Kardashian living in a multi-million-dollar mansion, but I do know how to appreciate anything and everything that comes my way.

And I’d love to be able to influence people all over the world to do the same.

People I will most likely never meet in my lifetime, but people whose lives I wholeheartedly want to ignite positive change in nevertheless.

People like you.

Because again—and yes, I’m going to repeat this as often as I can—your story matters.

So wherever you come from or whatever your walk of life may be, my goal is the same: to help you develop a genuine love for life that allows you to wake up every morning happy to face another day.

Where To Go From Here

I took a leap of faith with this blog in the hopes that I could ignite positive change in the lives of people like you.

If you’re willing to take that leap with me, signing up to the Ocio newsletter, Igniting Inspiration is the perfect way to get started.

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And if you could only take away one thing from this article, I hope it’s that your story matters.

Trust me when I say that it always will.

With love,