Living For the Weekend and A Short Film!

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JACK from Grace Jackson on Vimeo.

How is everyone? I have been so busy at school, but learning a lot.
Lately I’ve realized how grateful I am for the weekend. Resting after such a hectic week is very much needed.
Some of my favorite things to do on the weekend include…

-discovering new tea
-window shopping
-napping all day
-discovering new music
-reading a great book
-writing in my journal
-watching my favorite TV shows
-eating my favorite food
-discovering new parts of NYC

above you will see I posted a short film called Jack that I stumbled upon on tumblr. What I love so much about this video is how happy this man is, and how simply he has lived. It reminds me that you can live without much and still have a great life. I hope you all enjoy it too.
And as we speak, NYC has just gotten its first snow fall of December!

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My First Fall in NYC

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I am a big big fan of Autumn. And this is the first time I am living in NYC starting as a college student. So far I am enjoying it ! It is such a change from living in the suburbs of NJ.

NYC in the fall can be absolutely beautiful. And I am so grateful to be able to wake up every morning and experience it.

Some of my favorite Autumn quotes ….

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
― George Eliot

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.”
― John Donne

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
― William Cullen Bryant

Time Out Magazine has a list of things to do in the Fall in NYC which is so much fun! Theres 101 choices but some of my favorite are…

  • Watch the leaves fall at Green-wood cemetery and New York Botanical Garden.
  • March in the Village Halloween Parade
  • Pay respects at the 9/11 memorial
  • Go see an indie rock band at Webster Hall
  • Visit the New York Philharmonic
  • Hit up Spa Week!
  • Go up to Queens County farm and find some pumpkins 🙂
  • Get lost in central park
  • Shop at Brooklyn Flea Market

I hope everyone is getting ready for Fall and had a wonderful summer!

xx Olivia Mullen

Some truly thought provoking questions…

largeIf any of  you are interested in some new-agey awesome blog posts, quotes, stories and pictures, I highly recommend a website I visit from time to time called high existence. Its all about questioning life and certain beliefs, what truly is right from wrong. One post they had was about some questions one might not usually ask themselves. I found it very interesting and wanted to share some of it with all of you! Try asking yourself some!

  • If you had the opportunity to get a large message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?
  • Have you done anything lately worth remembering?
  • Which activities make you lose track of time?
  • What is the difference between living and existing?
  • When you are 90 years old, what will matter to you most?
  • What do you believe stands about between you and complete happiness?

Let me know what you think! And I hope you are all having a beautiful Saturday morning!

P.s. heres the original link :p

Graduation week!

I have finally graduated from high school. I can not even explain how happy this makes me. I realize one of the easiest parts of my life is over (haha) but I’m just so ready to move on and try something new! My high school experience taught me a lot:

1.)Dont judge others, you do not know what they’re going through

2.) How much my generation is obsessed with themselves and materialism

3.) How surprisingly kind some can be

4.) How to handle much rejection and not let it affect me

5.) Spirituality

6.) Do not care what others think of you

7.)Over-thinking will kill you

8.) Health is so so so important

9.) I appreciate who I am

10.) I can do anything I want in my life as long as I work hard.

So I was thinking lately, I really want to work harder I do. But why can’t I? My mind is always foggy, I’m always so tired. I am about to start my new life and I want to start on an excellent note. Recently I keep finding, seeing, or hearing things about juice detoxes. I know how good it would be for me to do it, I am just nervous I’ll fail and be extremely disappointed. I also…. love… food. A lot. Fortunately I am not over weight by any means, but I do have several immune related health problems. And I know changing my diet will help me with everything. Quiet honestly I think its inevitable and I should just go out and buy a juicer now. My sister is even willing to join in with me! Maybe Ill try it out and post how its going everyday, and include pictures.

I feel like my diet has also affected me emotionally, and its been taken out on others :/

I hope you’re all doing well. Summer is here and I am so happy for that and thankful!!

Trip to a Farm

This passed week I had the pleasure to stay at one of the most peaceful places I have ever been, Whistlewood farms in Rhinebeck, NY. It was truly a treat and I can not wait to go back. The woman who owned the little house is an artist and decorated her place with charming pieces of artwork, charming rustic furniture and beautiful antiques. And when we woke up in the morning she had prepared for us a delicious breakfast ! On our trip we also got a chance to stop at the CIA (culinary institute) to eat at one of their restaurants  The food was absolutely delicious! I would definitely go again.

I am officially on my spring break. And most of it has been spent with me worrying about college. I have started getting the rejection letters but I am trying to keep my spirits up. Hope you are all well!

 

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Liebster Award!

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Well another award! Thanks so much to breaking into alternative for this!

So 11 facts about me:

1) I love my mini dachshund Ollie

2) I am a senior in High School

3) My favorite movie is Billy Elliot

4)I am currently on a wheat-free diet! not easy!

5) I live in Jersey, born in New York City

6) I love reading and acting Shakespeare 🙂

7) My favorite color is indigo!

8) I love singing and dancing

9) I love yoga!

10) I dislike country music

11) I love Paris but have yet to go!

1) If you could live in any kind of house what would it be? an apartment in the city or a small house near the woods

2) Favorite genre of music? any music that is catchy. I literally listen anything from the black keys to mozart to kanye west!

3) Do you play any instruments? sorta play piano

4) If you could act in any movie which one would it be and what role would you play?kick ass, i’d play hit girl!!

5) What color looks best on you? blue I think!

6) Favorite thing to cook? pasta!

7) Favorite season and why? Fall and summer! The smells and food in fall, and the sun in the summer!

8) Jeans or sweatpants? Jeans!

9) If you could be any animal which would you be? I’d be a kitten ! 

10) Favorite viral video? aint nobody got time for that!

11) How is this nomination going to change the way you blog? it’ll inspire me to blog more!

My questions for the nominees:

1.) whats your middle name?

2.) where is your fav place in the world?

3.) what is your dream?

4.) where will you be in ten years?

5.) what is your favorite color?

6.) what is your favorite band?

7.) What is your favorite quote?

8.) who is your inspiration?

9.) what is your favorite animal?

10.) what is your horoscope sign?

11.) If you could go anywhere right now, where would you go?

 

And the nominees are…

http://sitdownatatypewriterandbleed.wordpress.com/

http://trinskyanonymous.wordpress.com/

http://phoenixxphoenixx.wordpress.com/

http://anonesty.wordpress.com/

http://perpetuallyimagining.wordpress.com/

http://awkwarddork.wordpress.com/

http://bonbon387.wordpress.com/

http://iamthando321.wordpress.com/

 

congrats and thanks again!

 

olivia ❤

My crazy life, Valentines Day! and new tumblr!

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How is everyone?

My life has been extremely hectic, between college auditions and school in general. But I can’t complain. I haven’t been posting often because we found out my brother had a brain tumor in December. He is absolutely fine now! They got the tumor out and he turned out to be cancer free. It was a serious miracle if I have ever seen one. The tumor was 80% cancerous (the doctors told us). The results came back and it came out to be cancer free! It was a huge blessing and I am so thankful for it. Its amazing what life can throw at you. My whole life turned upside down but now its like nothing happened. He’s back to normal and life is back to normal. Although I am stressing about college, I still find a way to keep the peaceful thinking. At least I try. I think through the experiences of my life the last couple months, my goal in life is really just to be happy and live stress free. And the best part about it is that happiness is a choice. Just a hard one for humans to make at times.

Anyways, its almost Valentines Day guys! A day of love love love. Lucky me this is my second year of having someone on Valentines Day. Since I am 18 year old high school girl all I hear is the same “forever alone, going to sit at home and eat ice cream and scream at the tv, la la la” from all of my friends. Strangely I was never like that when I was single, I’ve always been excited about Valentines Day. Its always made me cheerful :). Probably because I find love extremely fascinating. Its amazing that we can feel so powerful for another human being. And not just a partner but our family too. I felt so much love for my brother when I thought he was in serious danger, even though we havent been very close over the past year. And thats why I’ve been yelling at all my whiny, single friends: Valentines day is not just about love for your boyfriend, but love for your family as well. And friends and life ! Just spread love to everyone that day! Life is so precious and we need be positive as much as we can.

However…. I know i know, Valentines Day is mainly special with your boyfriend/girlfriend. I have never understood the need to spend humongous amounts of cash on Valentines Day. It is almost as if the more you spend = the more you love. NO. Soo silly. Thats why I say cook at home ! Do simple, special things that are about each other. All I know is that this Valentines Day I will remember how happy and lucky I am to have such an amazing person come into my life. I love him for his faults and triumphs. I could go on and on about how he has completely changed my life. But I won’t bore all of you with that.

BY the way…. I have revamped my tumblr!!! : sundaysbreeze.tumblr.com

It is now filled with positivity and things that inspire me 🙂

Hope everyones week is filled with love and excitement!

Olivia ❤

Versatile Blogger Award!!

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I want to thank Created- Create.it for awarding me the Versatile Blogger award! Its an honor and I am thankful to know that my blogs is being noticed.

The rules for accepting this award are:

  • Display the award certificate on your website.
  • Announce your win with a post and include a link to whoever presented your award.
  • Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers. 
  • Create a post linking to them and drop them a comment to tip them off.
  • Post 7 interesting facts about yourself

1.)http://recoveryhealth.me/

2.)http://helloitsmyblog.wordpress.com/

3.)http://socialsodablog.wordpress.com/

4.)http://wastelandhere.com/

5.)http://quoteawiz.wordpress.com/

6.)http://thatkateskillen.wordpress.com/

7.)http://mindofandy.wordpress.com/

8.)http://sayyestohoboken.com/

9.)http://shannoneileenblog.typepad.com/

10.)http://www.oncewed.com/

11.)http://www.drifterandthegypsy.com/

12.)http://anidiotonyearabroad.wordpress.com/

13.)http://matt.wordpress.com/

14.)http://mylifeisaromanticcomedy.com/

15.)http://thelittleleaf.net/

7 interesting facts about myself…

-my brother just survived a brain tumor

-I have traveled all over the world including russia, estonia, finland, london, france, italy, sweden..

-I hope to find a way in my life to live comfortably, do what I love, and help others at the same time.

-I have a black belt in ishinru karate. watch out 😉

-I hope to become a successful actress one day

-I understand and believe in energy healing.

-I believe that love is all there is