Hello, my bucket list friends ! 2018 was quite a year and it’s hard to believe that it is coming to an end already . The last few months of the year always seem to fly by and 2018 was no exception . So before we move into 2019 let’s dive on into a review of my 2018.
2018 my year in review
2018 was a jam packed year , I was able to accomplish a lot ! I Crossed 9 things off my bucket list including going to the Mall of America, petting a zebra and Meeting Alice Cooper ! I Traveled to some amazing places , passed the Mblex ,became a certified massage therapist, Went to my first comic con, and spent time with the some of the people I love most. I also spent some time doing some of my favorite things such as blogging , drawing , shopping , going on walks, swimming and going to the movies . This year also had some hard times as well . I had my fair share of heath problems this year including a trip to the ER on my birthday and my family went without a refrigerator for way to long . I also lost an irreplaceable friend who had always been in my life . This year was definitely a roller coaster of a year with some amazing ups and really tough downs. This year was a thrill ride for sure and I’m very proud of everything that I accomplished but I hope 2019 is more like a lazy river . Below I have put links to posts of some of this years adventures and some photos from this year ! I can’t wait to share more adventures with all of you in 2019 !
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Bucket list items crossed off this year
Dyeing my hair green
Finishing an entire coloring book
Standup paddle boarding
Go on a road trip with friends
Pet a zebra
Go to Mall of America
Go backstage at a concert and meet Alice Cooper
Make a perfect cupcake
Trip to Redding
Weekend in Monterrey
Spring Break in Idaho
Reno on the way to Idaho
Road trip to Idaho
Summer fun in Idaho
Dallas Vacation part 1
Dallas Vacation part 2
Dallas Vacation part 3
Dallas Vacation part 4
My Crazy health problems
Birthday in the ER
I don’t have time to be sick
The great refrigerator saga of 2018
The end of the refrigerator saga
A few Fun adventures
News boys Concert
Super Hero 5k
4 boxes of ponies
Summer Mall weekend 2018
Hello, my bucket list friends ! It’s hard for me to believe that it already November. I don’t have any big plans this month but things have gotten off to a pretty good start and I can’t wait to tell you all about it ! Here are 5 awesome things that have happened in November so far .
Early November fun and happy things
- Finding a Lisa Frank paint kit at a thrift store – My mom and I were looking around a local thrift shop and I found this amazing Lisa Frank paint kit at a really good price and I just had to get it . The next day after I got it , I had a really fun time painting I loved using the stamps .
2.Going to see the Nutcracker and the Four Realms – I’ve wanted to see this movie ever since I saw a preview for it . The day after it came out I got to see it and it didn’t disappoint ! It was a fun adventure movie and I recommend going to see it .
3.Peppermint is everywhere ! – As wrote about in another blog post (you can read it here ) I love peppermint ! I keep seeing so many fun peppermint treats . I love getting peppermint mochas from Starbucks and this year I’ve discovered peppermint drumsticks ! I can’t wait to see what other peppermint treats I will try this year .
4. New laptop! – I’m so excited to announce that I finally got a new laptop ! Mine broke earlier this year and I’ve been missing having one so much ! I’m so happy to have one again!
5. A very cute squirrel ate my pumpkin – Last month I got a pumpkin and a squirrel has been eating it . I actually saw the squirrel next to the pumpkin today it was so cute ! I’m happy that I could provide a treat for the squirrel !
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends as some of you know I love summer and I don’t really like fall so I’m fighting back with a summer themed fall bucket list ! Fall bucket lists usually consist of things like drinking hot cider , going on hay rides , going to the pumpkin patch and jumping into a pile of leaves but my list is focused around keeping the summer fun alive even in fall ! Now I’m not saying I won’t do fall like things but my goal is to do summer themed things during fall . This is all in good fun so please don’t take this too seriously fall lovers ! It’s going to be so much fun to do fun summer activities during the not so fun fall .The list starts on September 22nd !
- go out for frozen yogurt or ice cream
- go swimming
- watch a movie that takes place during summer time
- wear flip flops at least 10 different times
- go see at least 3 movies
- color a summer themed coloring page
- buy a summer clothing item such as a tank top or summer dress
- buy a box of Popsicles
- ride a roller coaster
- make a no bake cake
- read a book set in the summertime
- have a picnic
Rock on Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends . In my last post I wrote about how I had just gotten back from Idaho but I didn’t really talk about my trip well I’m going to talk about it now .Here we go !
Spring break Idaho 2018
This was my 3rd time going to Idaho , I went there for the first time last October and then the 2nd time was during Thanksgiving . For my 3rd trip we went during spring break. We got there Saturday evening On the way to get our bags I bought a new snowglobe for my collection ! I know this was my 3rd trip but I still didn’t have a Idaho snowglobe but at the airport I was able to buy a very cute one that has a black bear in it .My grandparents picked my mom and I up at the airport . My grandparents didn’t see us a first when we walked out of the airport ,so I walk up to the window of the car where my grandma was sitting and I put my face right up next to the window when she turned and saw me she jumped it was so funny we were all laughing . After that we went to dinner before going back to my grandparents house . It was great to see jewels ( my grandparents dog ) again she was very happy to see us . The next day we walked jewels then went to visit my Uncle . We all went lunch and to Walmart where I got some new pony toys . We also found a dog running around close to my Uncle’s house When we took the dog back to its home there were three other dogs that lived there . The dogs were all very friendly and I loved meeting them . The next day I went with my mom and grandma to go get coffee and go shopping at the Goodwill we also went to this popcorn store that has all different flavors of popcorn. I got some awesome things at the Goodwill including some My Little Pony stuff and Some Disney shirts . Other adventures from my Idaho trip include another trip to Walmart where I got more pony stuff ,a beautiful bonfire , a Walk down to the river with Mocha ( my uncle’s dog ) and a birthday party for my mom and my aunt . One other highlight from this trip was watching the movie God’s not dead 2 with a bunch of family on the last night of the trip. Overall it was a pretty good trip To be completely honest my mental health was acting up during this trip but I was still able to have a good time .
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello , my bucket list friends ! I recently went to my first concert of 2018 , It was so much fun and I’m so excited to tell you all about it , so hold on tight and here we go !
News Boys Concert February 16th 2018
I was so excited when my friend Ashley asked me to go to a concert with her . Ashley and I had gone to a concert together before and we had a lot of fun and I couldn’t wait for another fun- filled night . It was exciting to go to a new venue that I had never been to before . We got great seats that were only about 10 rows back from the stage. Our VIP tickets allowed us to get in early so we were able to buy some really cool rubber bracelets before the lines got to long . The Concert it’s self was wonderful the News Boys put on a very energetic and exciting show . I had a lot of fun Worshiping God with some amazing music ! Ashley and I both really enjoyed the concert. It was a great source of stress relief for me, after having to deal with my laptop crashing and having to buy a new one. Not hving a laptop really slowed down my studying and I was very frustrated. The concert was just what I needed. Overall it was an amazing night with some beautiful music and I can’t wait untill I get to have a fun-filled night like that again .
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends and happy new year! I hope you all had a wonderful start to 2018. The start of a new year is a good time to set goals for yourself. Last year My goal was to get out of my comfort zone. (you can read abut it here) for most of the months of 2017 I set comfort zone busters for myself. I had a fun working on new goals but toward the end of the year I got very busy and I stopped setting the monthly goals, but overall my 2017 new years goal was a success. I did many things to get myself of my comfort zone including talking to new people on dating apps, breaking everyday routine and writing more personal blog posts. I really enjoyed doing the comfort zone busters each month but for this year I have list of things I would like to accomplish and here it is.
My goals for 2018
- Cook more at home instead of eating out
Eating out is fun and the food is good, but it can be expensive and even unhealthy, so this year I’m going to be focusing on cooking my food at home and trying new recipes. I’ve all ready made roasted garlic this year and I’m excited to see what else I’ll make.
- Pay off at least one of my credit cards and get the other balances as small as possible
Like a lot of people, I have a pretty large amount of credit card debt. I know that having all that debt is holding me back and I’m going to be making steps to get rid of as much of my debt as possible.
- Have at least $1000 dollars in my savings account by the end of the year
In addition to having debt I don’t have hardly any money in my savings account I know that is also something that I need to change.
- Pass the MBLEX and start working as a massage therapist
I love doing massage and helping other people, but I need to pass the MBLEX in order to do that. So, one of my goals for this year is to start working as a massage therapist so I can continue to help others .
- Cross 10 more things off my bucket list
I was able to cross 8 things of my list last year and that’s pretty good but since I’m not in school this year I should have more time for list items. I’m excited to see what list items I cross off this year.
- Improve my credit score
As you can tell from looking at this list, personal finance is something I’m really looking to work on this year. While I don’t have a bad credit score it could be better, and I really want to work on that this year.
- Get back in to doing races
I really enjoy doing 5ks and I want to do a 10k It’s been a while since I have done a race and I really would like to back into doing races this year.
I hope all you have a beautiful and successful 2018
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends and happy 2018! I hope all of you had a fun and safe time celebrating the new year! In my next blog post I’ll be talking and my plans and goals for the new year, but for this blog post I’m going tell you all about how I celebrated the last day of 2017 and welcomed 2018.
New year’s fun
My New Year’s Eve celebration started with an end of year hang out with my friend Amy. We went to Starbucks and talked about our plans and goals for the new year, then we went on a nice walk. After spending some time back at home. I went to my cousin Amanda’s house to get ready to go celebrate the new year at Gilroy gardens. I had just ben to Gilroy gardens for the first time on December 23rd . but I was very excited to go again. (you can read about it here) After getting my makeup done by my cousin. Her fiancé came to pick us up and we headed off to Gilroy gardens! We didn’t have a lot of time before the fireworks, but we went on 3 rides, got some food, new year’s hats and accessories. I also bought a really cool light up cup. Amanda found a really good stop to see the fireworks and all of us had a wonderful time welcoming 2018 while watching some pretty awesome fireworks! After a long day of fun, I crashed with my cousin for the night. I was tired but so thankful that I had a great time welcoming in the new year.
I hope all of you live 2018 to the fullest . Rock on – Christina Epperly