You’re Welcome for Me :)

I am a delight to behold. World, you’re welcome for me. Universe, you’re welcome for me. God, you’re welcome for me. And thank you ūüėČ Everyone, you’re welcome for me. I understand it is quite an honor to know me, to be in my energy. I get how exhilarating it can be. It just is. […]

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Yoga for me – 30/100

I’ve been incorporating yoga into my morning routine. It’s been a very grounding way to get the started. When I’m in it, all I’m aware of is my breath. And my muscles stretching off last night’s sleep. It brings me into the body and, as I’m aware that all I need to be doing in […]

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Grace’s first day of hot yoga – 21/100

My friend Bonnie invited me to join her for a hot yoga class at 6am Friday, today. She had invited me a week ago and I was looking forward to it. Little did I know how entertaining it would be. We confirmed with each other last night that we were still on. I said I […]

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Can’t sleep won’t sleep – 9/100

Time is 2:26am. New day. New blog post. I woke up around midnight. I knew immediately I would not be going back to sleep for a while. I still tried to fool myself by keeping my eyes closed and breathing long and slow. I eventually got up to pee. And somewhere along the way, I […]

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My friends are the MF best (my brother is too) – 42/100

The day after I wrote that I had a perfect day, I had an even perfect-er day. Completely unexpected, wild, and full. Life is too damn good. Here’s how it went down. My brother, Jed, had been telling me to keep June 10th reserved. He said he wanted to take me out for my birthday. […]

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28 quotes that dominate my 28-year-old self today – 31/100

Today’s the day. As much as I downplay this day, planning to treat it like a normal day with work, my morning routine, etc., I also can’t help feeling a little more energized, a little more excited for today. Hahah. Nothing on my schedule looks like a celebration, but still. And then I think about […]

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Multnomah

This past week I got to spend a few days in Portland, OR with some¬†awesome human beings. One of those awesome human beings¬†was kind enough to take me around – although I must say I did him a favor as well in getting him out to these places hahaha. Jkjk Ben. You are awesome. I […]

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Marathon thoughts

I know, I know¬†– I’ve posted all over Snapchat and Instagram about this damn marathon week I just had. It¬†was a good time for me, sort of like a vacation, hell, and productive period rolled into one. And today was the culmination – the big 26.2. Below are some highlights. Overheard while running: “Holy Jesus” […]

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Don’t do it

I have so many to-do lists I need a not-to-do list. Here we go. Start more books Buy more books… maybe Feel like finances are an obstacle Feel like I need to know more to do more Feel like I need to finish all my books before I can move onto other books I’m really […]

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Christmas card

[Kinda long] My reading for the day: Jed’s Christmas card¬†to me. This past Thanksgiving, my brother and I¬†found ourselves wandering in Marshall’s due to our mom’s staunch determination to do some Black Friday shopping. Fun. After spending about 20 minutes staked out at the drink-ware aisle discussing all the different types of tumblers and mugs¬†we […]

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A great weight

A great weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I feel like I can breathe again and live. I lived in oppression the past few weeks, constantly¬†ruminating and worrying – but no more. My dad wants cash to buy hiking pants. My mom wants a giftcard. Done. A great weight has been lifted off my […]

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Vacay

The family is about to embark on a three day/two night adventure to the land of Palm Springs in the name of Thanksgiving. Crazy is about to ensue. In the spirit of today, I’m thankful for: My mom’s rock-solid¬†determination to create family memories by locking us in the same car and resort for three days […]

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Exploring Girona

I had an amazing¬†weekend. Our program group went to Girona and Figueres (north of Barcelona) for the day and six of us banded together and stayed in Girona for the night. We stayed at a pretty cool hostel (hot showers and free breakfast!), which I really liked since it was my first time. We paid […]

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Rambling

It’s been exactly a week since I arrived at my host home. So crazy. I think an update is necessary before this weekend happens with¬†its tours and trips and whatnot. Before coming here, I told people I didn’t want to go on tours and do the touristy things. I wanted to meet locals and get […]

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First day of classes

What a beautiful day. Today was the first day of classes. I had Negocios Internacionales (International Business in Spanish), International Economics, and International Marketing Strategies. Tomorrow I have one class: International Finance. Fun! Haha. Here’s what the Sant Pau campus looks like: It’s pretty beautiful. The Eixample campus, where I take my other three classes, […]

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Mezcla

Having the hardest time writing support letters. On a funner note, went surfing for the second time. Had a BLAST. Saw a seal too!! Caught a couple waves. Almost died trying to catch others. Looking to buy a wetsuit and a board. Craigslist, here I come! On a deeper note, had a beautiful conversation over […]

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Blurbing

I have so many things on my mind I want to put down on screen and now, at 8:57pm today before studying for a midterm tomorrow, I have decided to break my boundaries and write about all of them in one entry. Haha. Here we go. – My mom received these from a male customer […]

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Challenge Accepted

Did you know that if you saved $1 the first week of the year and save a dollar more each week (i.e. $2 during the second week, $3 the third week, etc.), you’ll end up with $1,378 by the last week of December? Nuts, right? Challenge accepted. I am considering starting with $52 and going […]

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Trash

The beautiful weather and the thought of having space and quiet invited me outside of the office to eat my lunch. I found a spot to sit at the edge of the parking lot and dug into my salad. If you’re judging me about my choice of nourishment, the old Grace would have judged me […]

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I just watched the season finale of the Office. ¬†I die. ¬†I didn’t even watch a full season. ¬†Haha! ¬†Man. ¬†Jim and Pam. ¬†My favorites. ¬†And Dwight. ¬†Heehee. ¬†Goodnight. Oh and I’m on breakkkkkkk. ¬†Holla. Happy Saturday.

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Late night

Two things, my friends. First, I threw away forty bucks today. ¬†Literally. ¬†I forgot the envelope in my sweater pocket held 2 twenties… and threw it away after depositing everything else at the ATM. ¬†I didn’t realize what I had done until I got home and looked for the cash to give to Momma. ¬†Hahaha […]

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Untranslatable

My cousin sent me a link to 20 untranslatable words. Here’s some of my faves. Tingo: Pascuense¬†(Easter Island) ‚Äď Hopefully this isn‚Äôt a word you‚Äôd need often: ‚Äúthe act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them.‚ÄĚ – Hahahaha. ¬†So innocently sly. Provzvonit: Czech¬†‚Äď This word […]

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Four rectangles

My friend Angela and I are actively practicing our ability to draw/write.¬† I folded a sheet of paper in four, one for each school day (Mon-Thurs), and everyday we are going draw or write according to a theme, which is randomly thought up each day.¬† The purpose is to stretch our brains in doing what […]

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Boomerang

Earlier today: “Can you please rewrite it? ¬†It’s ugly.” “No, you do it.” Ugh. ¬†“Whatever, just send it the way it is then.” “Okay.” I disdained my brother’s penmanship on an envelope he was going to mail. ¬†It was ugly, scribbled all the way across the back with inconsistent type. Later that night: “Let me […]

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Shall we?

For three weeks, from the 7th to the 28th, I am fasting with my church ministry. ¬†People are fasting various things like meat, bread, media and so on. ¬†I had chosen to fast Facebook, Tumblr and shopping (I actually don’t shop a lot, but lately I’d been preoccupied with buying girly stuff like skin care […]

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Parkity park park park

I went to the park today after getting in a very heated (on my part) argument with my mom. ¬†I parked in the park parking lot (haha) and people-watched for a bit before getting out for a walk. ¬†This is what I saw. – Santa Claus on his off-time. ¬†He was pretty G with aviators. […]

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Ramblerambleramble

– I tried putting on eyeshadow yesterday. ¬†I forgot to tap off the excess shadow and it ended up on my cheek which I ended up smearing as I accidentally rubbed eyeliner that was already on my finger onto another part of my cheek. ¬†Thus, I went to church with no makeup. ¬†Sigh. – Whenever […]

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Crack

Crackity crack crack crack. I’m on crack. ¬†I feel very alert. ¬†My eyes are wide open and there’s not an ounce of sleepiness in my mind, body and soul. ¬†My friend brought it to me around 9pm. ¬†It is now 2:52am. I (re)know I cannot drink coffee and expect to ever feel normal. ¬†When will […]

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Sunday

Today was quite a beautiful day. ¬†Church, church, church, family. ¬†The weather, the people, the food (bibimnengmyun – bomb), the message, the laughter, smiles, hugs, yells, good-loving. I am so. ¬†Amazed. In between alla that… I lost a contact lens. ¬†Almost. ¬†Something got stuck in my eye so I took it out (the lens) for […]

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It’s…

Summahtahmmmm. Considering I was enrolled in a whopping three classes, it’s not really that big a deal. ¬†But it is. ¬†Ha. This summer, I would love to do a couple things before heading into CSUF in the fall. ¬†Oh, what was that? ¬†You’d like me to share what they are? ¬†Of course and perhaps we […]

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Move & 6

Sometimes you just need to turn on some music in your room or car, doesn’t matta. ¬†And then you needa dance. No one’s looking, at least no one you’re aware of. ¬†Hahaha scary. Sometimes you just gotta. ¬†Cause the music is so good to your ears. ¬†And your body agrees.

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Victory

I have won the battle of will. I went twice yesterday.  Disneyland overload here I come.

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