March 2017 comfort zone buster plus 2017 check in


Hello my bucket list friends! The year is flying by so fast we are already in spring and March is ending. I thought it would be a good time to give you my 2017 update but first let’s start off with my comfort zone buster for March. Pretty much everyone has a bad habit I decided to use my mothy comfort zone buster to help me break one of mine I have a bad habit of saying sorry a lot. I say it every day many times a day even for things that are not my fault so for this month I decided to try to break my habit of saying sorry all the time. I came across something online that said to replace sorry with thank you. I thought that was a really good idea so I started doing that. I liked how instead of saying I was sorry I would thank others for helping me or for being kind.  Things were going really well but I found myself slipping and saying sorry more and more. Epically the day I was supervising my kitten Cooper outside and he ran up a tree and got stuck for hours. We had to call a tree service to come and get him down. I said sorry a lot that day! I really want to continue working on saying sorry less so I’m going to continue this confront zone buster into April. Now it’s time for an update on my year so far . If I had to describe it in one word it would be intense . Back in January the area I live in got hit with some strong storms. In my neighborhood, we had seven power poles fall and power was out for about four days. Around the same time my cat Blanca was having health problems, she is fine now Praise God! This year so far has been filled with money problems, strong emotions and lots of stress. I don’t mean to be so negative and I know every year has its ups and downs but this year so far, the downs are outweighing the ups. I know that God has a plan for me and I trust him. Things are already starting to turn around and I hope to have some list items crossed off soon!  In the comments below Let me know what helped you get through a hard time in your life.

Before I end this blog post I want to let all of you know that I created a 2nd Instagram page @bucketlisterchristina to showcase my art, photography, and bucket list adventures. You can find my Social media page information in the about section of this blog including my YouTube channel where I release weekly bucket list vlogs!

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Mission Inspire!

Hello my bucket list friends! In a recent blog post I announced that I made a slideshow on YouTube of everything that I have crossed of my bucket list so far, well as a follow up announcement yesterday I posted my first vlog! Click HERE to see it! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see my newest videos first.  If you wish to follow my other social media accounts, you can find that information in the about section of this blog. Also I have made it so everyone can view my story on snap chat username – flipflopsummer  .     As I said in my vlog my main goal is to inspire others to live their lives to the fullest. Since the best way to inspire is to lead by example I hope to be crossing off more list items soon.  leave a comment with any questions or topics that you would like me to cover in an future blog or vlog.

Rock on  – Christina Epperly     20170307_193901

February 2017 comfort zone buster

Hello my bucket list friends  . As you know each month I’m coming up with a different comfort zone buster . To help me complete my news years goal . This month I decide to go vegan . This is a comfort zone buster for me because even though I am a vegetarian so giving up meat is something that I did over four years ago, I still eat dairy pretty much every day. I’m going to tell you right now that I did not stay with this comfort zone buster for the whole month. after two weeks, I gave in and ate some chocolate but I’m going to tell you about the two weeks I spent being vegan.  On my first day of being vegan I started off the day with toast and almond butter. I was off to a good start and things didn’t seem so hard just a few changes like switching to a different brand of energy bar that did not have dairy and getting my veggie bowl at Chipotle without cheese. it was sometimes hard to say no to donuts and other treats but I stuck with it for two weeks until I gave in to chocolate. I would like to try being vegan again sometime because there are many wonderful vegan foods out there and shopping for vegan food is actually very easy. I just have to say that vegan ice cream is amazing! Also, some frozen yogurt places offer nondairy flavors so I was still able to enjoy creating my own frozen yogurt creation I think I will keep this challenge for next year. Rock on – Christina Epperly

Just some bucket list buzz

Hello bucket list friends I have exciting news to share with all of you.    I uploaded a slideshow to YouTube of all the bucket list items that I have crossed off so far! Yes, I know that it is a very long video but if you want to see it click HERE. Also I’m going to be uploading more videos to YouTube including throwback videos of past adventures, more slide shows, and videos of my very cute cats. I will also be doing a talk show about my bucket list and other related topics. I also want to do some bucket list workshop videos to help others put together their own amazing bucket list.  Of course, I will still be doing this blog I might be doing it even more to give you behind the scenes information on the videos I make. Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can know when I post new videos.  I would love to know what topics you would like to see me talk about on YouTube and what list item you would like to see me cross off next. leave a comment and let me know I may just talk about your topic in one of my videos.  Rock on -Christina Epperly