she doesn't remember anything before she was nine. grace only knows that they were happy then, knows that she had moments of jealousy when two younger sisters came along and she was the oldest of the bunch. she vaguely remembers her mother, only able to picture her because of photos her father saved for her and especially for her younger sisters who remember even less than her. when her mom died, grace only remembers feeling angry. so angry that her favourite human had been taken away from her. for weeks there was anger, and now she wonders how her father dealt with three little girls who reacted in such different ways. to this day grace feels the grief that comes with losing a parent so young, but often feels the guilt when she can't remember her or doesn't think about her for a couple of days.
following her mom's death it took a good year for grace to recover from the shock and the grief, but life continued and everyone found a new way of coping without their mother. she knew it was hard for her dad and so as the eldest took it upon herself to help as much as she could. there isn't much of an age gap between her and her sisters, but nonetheless she tried to help them with things that their dad didn't quite understand.
all three girls attended a private grade school in chicago, but grace was never overly academic. she knew that her father was somewhat disappointed, but she made up for it in sporting events and in dance. she excelled in anything athletic or involving movement. throughout school she ran track and constantly won in their state, earning gold medal after gold medal. so although her grades weren't particularly great, she made up for it in other areas.
when grace was 18, her dad announced that they'd be moving to cape cod, where he grew up. they'd visited a handful of times over the years but not often. it took her by surprise, but as she had just graduated high school, it wasn't as much of an upheaval for grace as it was for her sisters. although she moved with them and lived in cape cod for a couple of months, working as a waitress in a small cafe, she had to decide what she wanted to do next. her running ability was enough to get her a scholarship, but she knew that she couldn't get through four years of college without it being a waste of time and a waste of a scholarship that somebody else deserved.
she knew she'd always been quite bossy and could teach people a thing or two, so as she got into fitness, she decided to train to become a personal trainer. to do this, grace saved up some money and moved to boston, where her focus became her course and training to the best of her ability. her fitness level became through the roof as she trained and started to do yoga, and after six weeks of an intensive course, she became a qualified personal trainer at just 19. immediately she got a job at a gym as a personal trainer, slowly adding more and more clients until she was training people almost seven days a week. as tough and as demanding as it was, she loved it. with the money she earned she became a yoga instructor, and from then on saved every penny as she decided she wanted to open up her very own gym.
at 24, grace moved back to cape cod and with some help from her father, bought a building and turned it into her very own gym complete with a hot yoga studio. it took over a year but finally move it gym opened its doors and she was officially the owner of a gym. although grace is in charge and has a lot to do business wise, she continues to have a steady flow of clients and teaches as many yoga classes as she can. it's a demanding job but one she loves, showing off her life on instagram. she's gained a couple of thousand followers, hoping to motivate them to improve their health and fitness and live a healthy lifestyle.