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Not being happy is a waste of time and a symbol of defeat. My goal in life is to be happy regardless of any situation! I hope you enjoy following my journey! :) oh and my blog also looks better on a computer ;D

My name is Grace! I have a passion for running, drawing, and living a happy/healthy life!

My dream is to be able to run in the olympics one day and pursue my life as a doctor and manga artist!

This blog consists of a diary of what I do everyday, which is basically a place where I can dump my thoughts on things that happen, my drawings, and the things I make/photograph. I have a life tips series based on my experiences and I hope my advice will benefit you! I hope you enjoy!

I created this blog to remind myself about all the happy moments in life to motivate me to stay positive. It is also a place for me to reflect and learn from my mistakes so I can keep improving myself!! Also feel free to ask me for advice about anything and I will try my best to accommodate your needs!

Life will always have it's ups and downs. It can't always be up and it can't always be down. Whenever you experience a down, you can always expect that life now owes you an up.

.Failure is the best teacher and motivator. Failure helps you eliminate strategies that don't work. Failure pushes you to try harder the next time you are offered that opportunity. Failure results in improvement. Success can not exist without failure. Failure is a necessity for achieving your goals.

Running personal records! :D
3200m- 10:54
1600m- 5:08
800m- 2:32
I love running!! :DDD How I started running
Artblog/Life :D (click here for links)

6.25.14 I really like how the hair turned out! :D

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» 7.28.14 one of those bleh days

Today I woke up at 6:00 (I feel like I’m waking up later and later each day because I don’t really have anything to do. I can’t wait till school starts) drank tea, did blogilates, and drew.

then I went for a walk with my mother in the nice sunshine~Then I went cycling, ate lunch, read APES, I was planning to draw, but I just didn’t feel like it.

Today is just one of those days that I just get sick of stuff easily. Normally drawing makes me excited but not today, I just didn’t feel like it and it makes me feel bad and unproductive. Maybe my brain is just tired of drawing :( I’ll try again tomorrow.

Then I went to practice. Today I just felt really tired running (and blogilates) and I just kept waiting for it to be over. I don’t like to feel this way since running is normally extremely enjoyable for me and I don’t like to dread things I have/like to do. The suffocating heat made it worse. I ran 4.7 miles with my fastest mile being 8:09 and slowest 8:40. I just felt bad :( since 5 miles is my standard and I didn’t reach it, I went cycling when I got home to kinda make up for it. I do realize that I’m a bit OCD when it comes to things like this.

Cycling just seems more enjoyable for me today because it requires less effort than blogilates/running. I feel like I need a little break because everything just seems to be making me more tired lately even though I’ve been consistently sleeping around 8 hours each night, and I haven’t really done anything differently than my usual routine. I feel like I’m inching closer to a physical/mental burnout so now that I realize that, I’m going to force myself to take it easier for the next couple of days, before the XC season starts because that would be too late.

Maybe I feel this way because I haven’t really changed anything up this whole summer and my body is exhausted of this routine. This is why I need school!!

When I got home, I showered, drew, washed the dishes, then went grocery shopping with my mother at ranch 99. I got several different types of squashes. I’ve been very find of squashes lately and I eat at least one type every day for dinner. :D

Then I put the groceries away, washed some cherries, cut strawberries and bananas to freeze, and chopped celery to store for a snack. Then I microwaved some sweet potato and butternut squash. Then I ate dinner and read APES. After that, I mopped the floor and drew~

7.28.14 my squash collection! ^__^ there’s kabocha, banana, butternut, spaghetti, and acorn squash! I also have zucchini and yellow squash in the fridge. What is your favorite type of squash?



Infographic by me. Fruit is NOT bad for you. 

Thank youuu

cute foods pt. 2 by bentomonsters

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» 7.26.14 Sunday~

Today I woke up at 6:00, drank tea, did blogilates, drew, went for a walk, then went grocery shopping at my local Indian grocery store~

I got kabocha and butternut squash (they didn’t have banana squash again which I wanted to try :( ) carrots, and beets.

Then I went cycling on my stationary bike, ate lunch, read APES, did my laundry, my mother’s laundry, washed the dishes, and drew.

Then I went to go volunteer at the YMCA~ they had a new washer and dryer. cleaning the dryer lint is so much fun! I get to stick a broom underneath and scrape out a ball of fluffy lint like snow every time!!

when I got home, I showered, ate dinner, read APES, mopped the floor, and drew


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7.27.14 archangel from puzzle and dragons!!

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7 Ways to Reach Your Goals & Not Give Up

This can apply to fitness, health, work or just life in general.

  1. Take a Shot - Nothing tried, nothing done. Every day holds a new opportunity.
  2. Be Realistic - If you set unrealistic goals for yourself, you may be setting yourself up for failure.
  3. Stay Strong -  Stick with it. It will get better.
  4. Keep on Target - If you don’t see a change, try a new approach.
  5. Persist - No one said it was going to be easy. Keep going.
  6. Don’t Doubt - It will be worth it.
  7. Push Yourself - Don’t give up. You’re almost there.

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6.28.14 fountain garden~