Hello,my bucket list friends! I can’t believe that it is time to write this post! This year has been a roller-coaster for sure! There have been a fair amount of changes,ups and downs and lots of adventures! Before I dive into 2022, I wanted to take a look back at 2021. Here we go!
Bucket list- I crossed eight items of my bucket list this year! I do wish this number was higher but I’m pretty happy with it overall. I made a list below of all the items I crossed of this year.
1. #297 – Go to three playgrounds in one day.
2. #294- Go shopping at the Gilroy Outlets
3. #290 do a virtual 5k
4. #277 – visit the Getty Center
5. #253 take a bus tour of Hollywood
6. #276 – visit the Griffith observatory
7. #238 – Go to the Grove in Los Angeles
8. #226 – see the La Brea tar pits
Travel- I did a good amount of travel this year! I went to Utah, Los Angeles, Pismo Beach,Monterey, Idaho three times,Redding and Florida! I’m actually in Idaho as I write this right now! I’m very happy with all the travel I did this year. I loved exploring Salt Lake City and Park City in Utah. I also loved going to Tracy aviary in Utah. Los Angeles was a ton of fun! I loved going to the Big American Girl store at the Grove and the La Brea tar pits. I did so many things in Florida,that I haven’t even finished my posts about it yet. I look forward to more travel in 2022!
Work/ career- This year I left the world of retail and entered back into the world of preschool. I currently work in a toddler classroom. It is an exciting and challenging environment to work in. I’m always looking for new experiences and opportunities so I decided to try out voice acting! I’m doing voice acting lessons now and I can’t wait to see where it takes me. I hope to be doing commercials,audio books and more as soon as next year!
Shopping/ collecting – I added a lot of items to my collection this year! I did so much thrift shopping this year. I even thrift shopped in Idaho, Utah and Redding. I also went to two antique malls this year. Some of my favorite items that I added to my collection this year are a Barbie jewelry box art kit from the 90s, A Barbie comforter from the 90s, a Beanie Buddy penguin, a lot of American Girl and Barbie books, as well as many Beanie babies and Barbie dolls. I also got a lot of Barbie color reveal dolls! I really do love the color reveal line by Barbie. In addition to all of that. I also got many fun souvenires from the places I traveled to. I wonder what items I will add to my collection in the upcoming year.
Writing- My love for writing grew this year. I published Sixteen pieces on Vocal Media. I want to continue writing on Vocal this upcoming year. I’m excited to see what I write this year. I also continued to write on this blog. I’m so glad God gave me a talent and love for writing.
Creativity/ art – I let my creativity show this year for sure! I did my fair share of craft kits this year as well as drawing and some painting. I wonder what I will make in this upcoming year!
Mental health/ self care – I continued to work on my mental health this year. I had a lot of ups and downs but I think I’m starting to get better at managing my stress. This is something that I really want to focus on in the new year.
Thank you all so much for reading this blog! I hope you had a wonderful 2021 and that you all have an even better 2022!
Rock On- Christina Epperly