Reviewing My 2012 Resolutions

I know it may seem a bit late to post my New Year's Resolutions and I actually meant to do this earlier, but it's better late than never. Now that being said, this is my list of resolutions I will try my best to accomplish by December 31, 2012, but like all things in life, this process will surely be ongoing. I made this list back in February when reviewing what I had set as my goals at the beginning of the year and it was a way to help me keep focus on what those goals were. Now for the list:

1) Be more active-i.e. go the gym and do outdoor activities such as hiking

2) Eat Healthier-not dieting, just healthier options

3) Better time management- get things done on time and BE ON TIME!

4) Plan a fun activity at least once a month

5) Be more organized- in both my schedule and my space

6) Get my finances in order- make a budget and stick to it; pay down debt.

7) Try something new- I want to learn to sew and learn to play the guitar

8) Make a better effort in my person- I would like to stop dressing frumpy and look more put together daily.

9) Volunteer or participate in a charity event such as AIDSWALK LA

10) Put my best effort in my classes so that I can raise my GPA

11) Plan a trip- either a road trip or fly out somewhere I've never been before

12) Keep up with my Youtube videos and blogs

I know that may all seem like a lot but most go hand in hand and some are things I have already started working on. So far I have begun going to the gym much more than in 2011 and have been doing well in my classes so far. I am going to be focusing a lot more on my time management and eating habits right now until those become habit. Also, in terms of trying something new, although it is neither guitar nor sewing lessons, I am going to be trying out for my school's dance team which is something that I have never been a part of before nor have attempted before. So there you go. Please feel free to share your own resolutions or review of them below and also share any tips you may have on how I can accomplish mine.

Happy New Year!!!!

Wow can you believe 2011 is over??? It felt like it went by sooo fast, at least for me it did. I had my ups and downs, but I can't complain it was a pretty good year for me. Let's see, I got an awesome new job working as a nanny for a wonderful family with the cutest little girl ever, I got accepted to a new school, it went great for my boyfriend (Michael) and me, my family was awesome, I got a new camera, and other small things here and there. I am so ready for 2012 though, I have a feeling it is going to be an even better year. I don't know quite why yet, but I will find out and see. Now let's talk resolutions. I know that just because it is a new year doesn't mean that things are magically going to change or that one should only try to set goals for themselves when the new year rings in, but I feel that it is still a good start. One of the most popular resolutions, for men and women alike, is to lose weight and get fit. New Year is a great time to put this goal in gear since for the past 2 months the holidays have "allowed" us to cheat on diets and have kept us too busy and stuffed to make it to the gym or in front of the TV to workout. 

Now my resolution(s) for the new year are quite simple. They are to: 1) Live life to the fullest, and 2) To take control of my life. Of course there are more specific goals within those resolutions, but this kind of keeps it simple for me and doable too. The more specific goals are to eat healthier, stay active (meaning not just going to the gym, but hiking, biking, and doing more activities like that), trying things even if I have to take risks or they are not exactly in my comfort zone, participating more in school activities (such as clubs and events), being more organized (not just with my room, but in life in general), sticking to commitments (especially the ones I have with myself), following my heart rather than doing (or not doing) things other want me to do, and improving on myself in other ways (such as taking the time to look nice everyday, rather than frumpy all the time). Most importantly though is that in the end, through these 2 main resolutions, I find happiness and harmony and balance within myself. 

So yea, that is basically what I hope to accomplish for this year, as I enter my "true" adult life, now that this year I am turning 21 (yikes, now I feel slightly old LOL). I would be happy to hear what everyone else hopes to accomplish within this year. Also, if you follow me on Youtube, I am doing Vlogyear, which I hope keeps me in line (so to speak) and motivates me to better commit to this blog. I hope you check it out and I will also be better at posting on my makeup channel as well. For the Vlogyear daily vlogs, the link is: and for my Makeup channel the link is:
Please check those out and leave comments. Also share your goals for the years on here (or there) and let me know what's up!

Resoluting and Hopeful, 
Astrid <3