New Year’s goal 2017

Hello bucket list friends! today is the last day of 2016 so I thought I would share my goal for 2017 with all of you. My goal this year is inspired by Yes Theory.  if you don’t know who Yes Theory is let me tell you. They are a group of amazing guys who are always trying new things and stepping out of their comfort zones . I love watching their YouTube videos and that is what inspired my new year’s goal. My goal for 2017 is to get out of my comfort zone and to take more risks. I find that I often let fear and anxiety hold me back from trying new things and sometimes even talking to people. This year I want to get uncomfortable and face my fears head on. I want to meet new people, try new foods and much more. I don’t know where my goal will take me but I’m sure I will go on some great adventures.

 

 

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Here is the link to Yes Theory’s YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/PracProcrastination

 

Rock on – Christina Epperly

2016 Wrap up

Hello bucket list friends, as usual the year has gone by very fast. it always seems to start out slow and then before you know it it’s over. Anyways I thought now would be a good time to reflect on some of the things that happened in my life this year.

 

The Good

2016 was full of good things for me. The thing that stands out the most is that I got to go on some amazing vacations. This year I went to San Diego, New York, Disneyland, and Disneyworld . San Diego was my first trip of the year and I would love to go back some time. (you can read about it here ) When I went to New York it was my first time on the east coast . We technically landed in New Jersey so  that was my first east coast state but we spent our time exploring the exciting city of New York . ( you can read about my first east coast adventure here ) When I went to Disneyland in September it was not just to go on vacation but it was to cross complete the Disneyland half marathon off my bucket list . It was not an easy thing to do but I did it. (you can read about it here) The last vacation of 2016 was Disney world. I had been dreaming of going there for a long time and it was amazing to finally go there! (you can read about my great adventures in Disney World here) Going on some wonderful vacations was not the only good thing that happened this year. One of my favorite memories of this year was going to the Hollywood Vampires concert it was an awesome night that I will never forget. (you can read about it here) 2016 also brought me a new family member my kitten Cooper. Cooper was found in a trash can by neighbors of my boss. Neither the neighbors or my boss were able to keep him and I was more than happy to take him in. I have never a kitten before my cats were always older when I adopted them. In case you don’t know kittens have a lot of energy ! He is always running around and getting in to everything but he brings me such joy. I’m so happy that was able to give him a home. Even though he is a wild man I love him. I was also able to cross off 9 things from my bucket list this year. Many other good things happened this year including completing more 5k races, going to see a bunch of movies, spending time with my family and friends and doing some of the things I love most such as shopping and photography . As next year approaches I look forward to all the good things that are to come.

 

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The bad

When I think about the bad things that happened to me this year one thing really stands out, getting the norovirus. The norovirus is like the worst flu you can think of times ten. I had no energy at all. I was in a lot of pain and I could not eat. I had to drink a lot of sports drinks to keep from getting dehydrated I had to miss work and I spent the majority of my days on the couch. I was miserable. This is a good reminder that every year brings with it new challenges to overcome but I will keep reminding myself to trust in God.

 

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The unexpected

One very unexpected thing happened to me this year. (you can read about it here) in summery this is what happened. I thought my career as a preschool teacher was going to last a lot longer than it did. I was under a lot of stress in the child care field and then I was fired it was unexpected. if you would have told me last year that I would be back in school this year for a whole new career I would have told you that you were crazy, but here I am. Life is truly unexpected you never know for sure what’s going to happen next.

 

Rock on Christina Epperly

Disney world Vacation 2016 and numbers 13,16,19 and 14

Hello bucket list friends! This is one blog post that I’m very excited to write ! Earlier this month some of dreams came true. I finally went to Disney world . I have been wanting to go for a very long time and I was so excited when I finally got there. My parents and I stayed at Disney’s port Orleans riverside resort. The first night in the hotel, I could not believe that I was finally there! The resort was simply beautiful. On the first night, we ate dinner at the food court at our hotel, before taking a ferry to Disney Springs. Disney Springs is a huge shopping and dining area. I went shopping at the world of Disney store, I love shopping at the World of Disney store at down town Disney in California, I was super excited to shop at the one in Disney Springs and it did not disappoint! I got some great souvenirs, day one was a success. Before I tell you about the list items I crossed off during my vacation take a look at some pictures from day one .

 

 

#16 Go to Disney’s Hollywood studious crossed off 12/5/2016

The day after we arrived in Disney world we went to our first park Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I knew that the park was undergoing a lot of construction but that there were still some great things to see and do there.  Our first ride of the day was the great movie ride . I recommend doing that one for sure. It was a lot of fun and a great way to start the day . My favorite ride of the whole park was rock n roller coaster not only is the ride about Aerosmith, it was a super fun and wild ride! My favorite show at Hollywood studios is the Little mermaid. Also the food and shopping were wonderful just as I had expected they would be . My first day in a park a Disney World was fabulous and I couldn’t wait to explore the other parks .

 

 

#19 Go to the Magic Kingdom crossed off 12/6/2016

 

The next park we went to was the magic kingdom I was excited to see the castle in person and to explore the park. I have been to Disneyland many times and this park is similar. it also has my favorite ride it’s a small world. I had a great time at this park even though it did rain really hard for a while and we had to go shopping for some new clothes. I really enjoyed the people mover ride and our lunch at the Liberty tree tavern. The seven-dwarf’s mine train was also a fun ride. This park is full of classic Disney magic and I can’t wait until I get the chance to explore it again.

 

#14 Go to Epcot crossed off 12/7/2016

 

I was very excited to visit this park because it is full of rides that there are not versions of in California. First off let me start by saying this park is huge! it is pretty amazing walking into Epcot for the first time and seeing spaceship earth in person is breath taking. There are some pretty awesome rides here my top five would be Test track, the gran fiesta tour, mission space, journey in to imagination with figment and living with the land at the end of the day I finally got a chance to go to club cool and try different sodas from all over the world including the infamous Beverly. I would love to spend some more time in this park someday, there is just so much to see and do here. If you get the chance to go to Disney World make sure to visit Epcot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#13 Go to Disney’s animal kingdom crossed off 12/8/2016

This was the park I was the most excited to visit because I love animals. I was also super excited to see the tree of life I have seen many pictures of it and it is beautiful. It was really cool it finally see it in person.   The Kilimanjaro safari was my favorite I loved seeing the zebras and ostriches. My favorite show was festival of the Lion King because lion king is my favorite Disney movie. The Finding Nemo musical was also really awesome.  I also enjoyed Expedition Everest . Overall this park was really great!

 

Rock on Christina Epperly