"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
I have a small problem. My name is Nilla and I’m addicted to leggings! (I have a mutual understanding with Jenna Marbles)
In particular I’m in love with the “In the Flow Crop ii" by Lululemon. I got them for my outdoor yoga - or well any makeshift yoga which is not done on a mat! I’m a bit of an impromptu yogi. I have done splits and handstands in some of the weirdest places. That, together, with my love of being comfy has led me to wear these basically constantly!I normally love Lululemon but I am slowly starting to see them fray at the seams which I thought wouldnt happen because they are meant for yoga!
Honestly, I used to be the type of person who said "leggings aren’t pants" but my life has changed a lot and I’ve realized that I have to make my own opinions about things instead of letting my friends, my family, or society decided on how I should feel about things! I understand that leggings have a sexual connotation but I’m going to wear what I feel comfortable in. I control my life not my friends, my family, or even society.
A Teenager Who Likes Opera Music:
Sounds something out of a bad sitcom right? But honestly, it is my weakness and I am so lucky to have grown up in both New York and Salzburg, two of the Opera hubs of the world!
This year I was given the incredible experience to go to three premieres in Salzburg. One for an opera, Charlotte Solomen, and two for plays, The Forbidden Zone and Hinkeman. All three were incredibly unique and diverse yet I loved them all.
Now getting to the part that you honestly care about the “WHAAAAT” or “WEEIRREDD” reaction you probably had when you began to read this post. I’ll be honest with you: most seventeen year olds don’t have basically every piece composed by Mozart but I do. I went to opera summer camp for three years and grew up immersed in the appreciation of classical music. Salzburg has gifted me the ability to appreciate all genres of music and performance. Look in my iTunes: Disney, Beethoven, AC/DC, Bridget Mendler, and The Arctic Monkeys (just to name a few)
This is my plea to you to just try something different. Music and performance is a form of personal expression and although you might rather listen to punk than bubble gum pop - try it! Honestly, put in a pair of headphones and search up something different on 8tracks. Who knows what you could find! Anyways, the nice thing is about headphones is that, unless you are trying to kill your ears with the volume, no one can tell what you are listening to!
Things I will miss about New York: (Inspired by Daniella (2)
- The architecture
- central park
- the weather
- the country
- my family
- the food
- my dog
Eating Raw in New York City:
Last year, I was living 100% raw as a “health kick” during August. My friend Daniella showed me this incredible restaurant and I recently returned to indulge in a mother daughter dinner before I heading back to school for at least two months!
Raw Vegan, often dubbed Raw, has many benefits because, when done correctly, the person is only eating natural and healthy products. Although fruits and vegetables are naturally delicious not being able to cook limits the amount of food one can eat drastically but this restaurant has found the solution.
Pure Food and Wine has found creative ways to allow you to retain your lifestyle whilst also being able to eat everything you normally would. My suggestion is to not get three courses because although they look small the portions are incredibly filling! Make sure you have space for dessert! They are incredible and hard to believe that they are vegan - let alone raw and gluten free!