Jumping on the NYE Bandwagon

Happy NYE, everybody! 

I know I've already posted today, but.... 

Hubby and I decided to go out to Frankfurt to celebrate the evening tomorrow - so much for being a homebody, right?! 

Anyway, I thought I'd jump onto this whole "2011 was an awesome year for me" bandwagon. 

But first.... I thought I'd show you how not to do your NYE makeup. You're welcome
why, yes. I did add a beauty mark. 

I actually have an awesome little letter that sums up 2011 in 240 words or less

I don't really do resolutions, because I know I won't keep them. I do have goals, though (I call them that because it makes me more likely to keep them - resolutions are meant to be broken).

Goals for 2012
1. Get up to 600 followers. Whoa, that's a lot. Especially since I'm not even at 200 yet. But... I figure I have a year to do it. Oh, BTW, I really want to do another giveaway... so click the follow button right now if you haven't already, because once I reach 200, it's on

2.Eat a little bit healthier. No, I'm not gonna cut out sugar or fat, and I'm not going to try out some crazy new diet. Those things would never last. I'm keepin' it real. I'm going to try to eat one serving of veggies and fruit every day. Go me. 
3. Get back to exercising. When I was in the states, I exercised 5-6 days a week. Now... I'm embarrassed to say this, but now it's a big, fat 0. All my muscle definition is gone, and I'm a wuss. My arm gets sore while I'm brushing my teeth. Pathetic, I know.  

4. Be a little more patient. I believe this is self-explanatory. 
5. Be more spiritual. Dudes [and dudettes?], listen up. Church in a foreign country is just not the same. I mean, they teach the same things, and I understand it because I'm fluent, but there are some problems. Hubby isn't fluent. I don't feel the same spirit as I did in the states, because my heart just isn't in it. I really need to figure out how to fix this. It's a bummer. 

6. Read at least 12 books.... in German. That's one a month. Given the fact that German novels will be a bit harder to come across once we're back in America, that's actually like, 1.75 a month. Totally doable. 
7. Add at least 3 more countries to my list. Totally doable. I have a bunch of cool ones within 5 hours of me. 


his little lady said...

haha, i get out of breath just walking up the stairs now, so i'm right there with you with the whole brushing teeth and being soar, hahaha. getting in shape is numero uno!
xo TJ

Michelle said...

Good luck with your goals!

Unknown said...

Sounds like you've got some great goals for 2012...I'm sure you'll accomplish them all! Happy New Year!

Jennie said...

Seriously, good luck with the 600 follower thing! I have like 54 right now and I want 200 by the end of next year....LET'S DO THIS!!!!!!

Also, YESSSS let's button swap! I'm putting yours on mine in just a hot second!!

Also-also, I laughed at your how NOT to do your NYE make up. Have you seen the YouTube vid, "How to do your make up like a high schooler?". I found it hilarious. Ha!

Jennie said...

Ohhh snap, I didn't find any button codes on your wonderful bloggy. Email? Or something? Ha! I have two buttons and the code is on my left sidebar. :) :) Happy New Year, fellow tall girl!

Natasha Louise Taylor said...

Visit England!!! I'm with Jennie, I always wanted to pinch your button but couldn't find it!!

Anonymous said...

Sexy, Alyx!!!! ;o) Love the makeup!!!

You've got some good goals! I have like, ummm, 14.5 hours to come up with some for myself. I'm never any good at these...

Natalia Lynn said...

I totally understand the church thing. I speak French but am not fluent and it makes church a serious drag. Which bums me out because I want to go, but then I don't want to go because it's so hard to sit there! That sounds bad, but I am sure you understand. We just try to do stuff at home. Not the same, but something!

riana. said...

woah!! Can you believe you're almost to 600 followers and it's barely june?

The linkwithin thought I might like reading this, so i did. :)