Pure Joy

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m writing this special blog post to tell you about one of the best summer nights I’ve ever lived. On 7/7/17 ,I went to the boardwalk with my mom and my friend. Quite Riot was playing a free concert on the beach. We went to the early concert and it was amazing I had so much fun singing along to some of my favorite songs! I was also able to get a new snow globe to add to my collection .  After the concert we ate and rode two really fun rides . The night was already off to a wonderful start and it was going to get a whole lot better, I just didn’t know how amazing things were about to get . Before we left to go home  we decided to take a walk on the beach. We were having a fun time taking pictures and enjoying the beach . My friend kept saying that she wanted to go into the water. It was dark and the water is not exactly warm also my mom did not want us to make a mess in her car but I could tell my friend really wanted to go into the water . So I talked to my mom and she said it was ok to go in since I had blankets and sheets in the car. So my friend and I ran down by the water splashing each other . While Quite Riot played their 2nd show close to us . They were playing one of my favorite songs “Come on feel the noise “as my friend and I played in then water .It was the perfect soundtrack to a wonderful moment .  At that very moment I felt pure joy , I felt as if  life could not get any better . I kept parrying  and thanking God for this wonderful night. I’m so glad that I got to experience this fun night to escape some of the stress I have been feeling . I love summer so much and nights like are one of the reasons why . – Rock on Christina Epperly

My biggest regret and my Comfort zone buster update

Hello, my bucket list friends I hope you are all having a fun filled summer. First off, I would like to say that I’m going to be continuing my June comfort zone buster of writing more personal blogs post and making more personal vlogs into July and August! I hope you all enjoyed my OCD blog post and my post about success  but I have many more stories to tell so I’m going to make this comfort zone buster last into the summer . For this personal blog post I will be writing about my biggest regret in life as well as my view about regrets in general so buckle up hold on tight and here we go!

 

My biggest regret is Not taking a gap year after high school

High school is a funny thing, I mean think about it , you have spent at least 12 years of your life always being told what you can do and when you can do it. Something as basic as needing to use the bathroom or eating had to be done during a certain time or you had to ask permission. Your whole day was planned for you everything from when you were going to wake up to where you were going to go and what you were going to do while you were there. For the most part, you were not allowed to spend time doing the things that you enjoyed. Even if you enjoyed reading and writing you were usually told what to read and what to write about. You spent your whole childhood basically having very little choices. Then here you are at 18 years old and you’re expected to make a choice about what you want to do with the rest of your life .I think gap years are one of the most underrated things in a young person’s life. Taking time to explore the world and figure out what you are passionate about is very beneficial to yourself as a person and your life as a whole. I wish I would have taken at least a year to get to know myself better instead of jumping  into community college right away and going right back to the cycle of classes, homework and tests. If I would have taken a gap year I would have gained more life skills. I might even be better at budgeting my money now. Who knows what I could have done during that time.  I really regret not taking a year to discover more about the world and myself.

 

 

One things that I have noticed about regrets is that most people regret the things in life that they didn’t do. Everyone has dreams but often those dreams get lost and we forget to follow them. I believe that it is very important to chase your dreams and make the very best of your life . Rock on – christina Epperly 20170207_203624

 

 

Summer 2017 update

Hello, my bucket list friends and happy July. As always, the summer is flying by. I’m surprised at how fast its going since I’m not going on any big trips this year and I’m spending most of my time working or at school. Even with being in school I’m doing my best to enjoy this summer. Since my last summer blog post I’ve been able to do some fun things, I found some great things at the dollar tree , went on a mall shopping spree, saw cars 3 ,celebrated the fourth of July at a baseball game  and got a new cell phone !  I can’t deny that this summer is not as fun compared the last few I’ve had but I’m going to do my best to enjoy what it has to offer.  Rock On -Christina Epperly