announcements January 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends welcome to a short little post. I have a few announcements about some exciting things going on . Here we go !

 

You Tube – I’ve uploaded a few new videos to my YouTube channel including a slide show of 2018 and the pizza eating contest video . You can look at my channel HERE

 

Freelance writing –  This blog helped me to discover my love of writing and I really want to turn that into a little side job . I’ve found some websites that take submissions and I’ve already submitted one piece and I have started writing a second .  I’ll let you know if I get published !

 

My first 10K in April – I mentioned this before in a past blog post ( you can read it HERE ) but I’ve signed up for my first ever 10k ! I’ve got some work to do before April comes around but I’m excited to cross this item off the list and to experience my first 10k . I’ve done many 5k races and I even did the Disneyland half marathon ( you can read about the Disneyland half marathon HERE ) but I’ve never done a 10k before , I’m looking forward to it !

So there you have it . Just a few little announcements for this month . I’ll be sure to give you updates on my adventures in writing and getting ready for my first ever 10k !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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Bucket list #42 have a pizza eating contest

Hello, my bucket list friends ! During my amazing sleepover weekend with my amazing awesome friend ,I crossed another item off my list . ( you can read about the other list item HERE ) Now without further delay here is the second item that I crossed off in 2019 !

 

Bucket list #42 have a pizza eating contest

My friend and I had gotten two pizzas for our sleepover we ate one Friday night and saved the next one for Saturday . I asked my friend if she wanted to have a pizza eating contest and because she is so awesome she said yes . We had cooked the pizza the night before and when we put in a container to go in the fridge we didn’t use a pizza cutter so the pieces were all uneven.  So it wasn’t a fair contest but we didn’t really care . I finished my piece first and won but it was smaller then my friend’s piece. I took a video of us having the contest and it is a pretty funny video at lest I think so . I might upload the video to You Tube soon but in the meantime take a look and some stills from the video.

Cheers to another list item being crossed off my bucket list !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

Bucket list #204 put glow sticks in a pool and go swimming

Hello, my bucket list friends ! As you can see from the title of this post I crossed another item off my list ! This is my first item that I’ve crossed off in 2019. I’m so excited to tell all of you about it so let’s get to it .

 

Bucket list #204 put glow sticks in a pool and go swimming

This was one of those items that was going to to be a little tricky to cross off because I don’t usually have access to a swimming pool and when I do it’s usually a public pool or a hotel pool and I wouldn’t be aloud to cross this item off there but I got the chance when my awesome and amazing friend was house sitting at a place with a pool .  Earlier this week, I bought a bunch of glow sticks at the Dollar Tree so I was prepared. When Friday finally came, my friend picked me up from work and we went to the store to get some sleepover food . After spending sometime snacking and relaxing  it was time to put the glow sticks in the pool . The glow sticks looked really awesome in the pool. It was a bright rainbow of color in the water and so beautiful to look at .  It was dark and pretty cold out and the pool was not heated so my friend stayed out of the pool and took pictures for me . While crazy me went into the very cold swimming pool . It was so cold but I’ve been in need for an adventure so I pushed myself to go into the pool . I went under the water and I grabbed to glow sticks. I held them up so proud of myself ! Due it is being so cold I did not spend much time in the pool but going under the water and grabbing the glow sticks was enough in accomplish my goal and give me a great memory to look back on . The next day I had to get all the glow sticks out of the pool and that was easier said then done but with the help of my friend and a net ,the pool was glow stick free before it got to late . I’m really happy I crossed this item of the list and I had a fun sleepover with my friend . What more could I ask for ?

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

Stuck in the bucket list rut

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I just recently wrote about about living the bucket list life everyday ( you can read it here )  but to be honest I’m stuck in a rut right now I haven’t crossed any thing new off my list since November ! It’s really bothering me . So what’s a bucket lister to do in times like this ? Make plans to cross off more items of course ! I tried to cross one off on a whim but that didn’t work out, so it’s time to make plans to get more items crossed off . I took the plunge and signed up for a 10k in April. I also have plans to cross an item that involves a swimming pool, It really helps to review your list there might some items you forgot about . It reminded me that I needed to keep working on my wreck this journal so I can finish it and get it crossed off the list . My plans for future list items bring a smile to my face. I can’t wait to cross off another list item and tell you all about it !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

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Living the bucket list life

Hello, My bucket list friends ! When posting on social media I sometimes use the hashtag bucket list life but what does that really mean ? I thought it would be a good idea to take a further look at this and also to give all of you some suggestions on how to live the bucket list life on a average day .

 

Living the bucket list life

 

To me Living the bucket life life is more then just crossing items off your bucket list, It is an attitude or maybe even a life style . To me a bucket list is not just a list of things to do in your lifetime. It’s the idea that life is really meant to be lived to the fullest .Let’s face it all to often our lives become a retinue of the same things over and over again. We get stressed and grumpy and we often forget to take time to do the things that we really enjoy, the things that make us smile and help us to truly love life . So how do you live the bucket list life ? Simply put you take time for you and the people and things you love . It’s about trying to mix up your routine to keep life exciting ! Yes, I’ll be honest some days are not that great and that’s OK. Living the bucket list life is not a solution to all of life’s problems but it is a way to make life a little happier .  Below I’ve listed a few ways on how to live the bucket list life !

Try something new – Instead of getting the same thing for lunch try something new or wear clothes that you haven’t worn in a while mixing things up just a little bit will add a little bit of excitement to your day .

Do at least one thing you love everyday – It could be something as simple as watching a show you like or listening to your favorite playlist or setting some time aside for a hobby you enjoy like drawing or dancing . Taking time to do something you love will add a little boost of happiness to your day .

Day Dream – OK, I know it sounds a little silly but seriously instead of repeating your to-do list or thinking about all the bills you have to pay have a little fun with your thoughts ! Think about what you want to cross off your list next , your favorite memories , the best vacation you’ve even been on , or the trip you want to take next . Taking some time for positive thoughts will help to put you in a positive mood even if your not crossing an item off your list that day .

 

I hope you enjoyed reading my tips for living the bucket list life ! Have fun crossing off items everyone !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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2018 my year in review

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

 

Travel adventures

Trip to Redding

Weekend in Monterrey

Spring Break in Idaho

Reno on the way to Idaho

Road trip to Idaho

Summer fun in Idaho

Minnesota vacation

Dallas Vacation part 1

Dallas Vacation part 2

Dallas Vacation part 3

Dallas Vacation part 4

 

Health Problems

My Crazy health problems

Birthday in the ER

I don’t have time to be sick

Refrigerator problems

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

Oakland Zoo

Summer Mall weekend 2018

 

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Fall bucket list 2018 results!

Hello , my bucket list friends. Today is the first day on Winter already !so it’s time to see how I did with my summer themed fall bucket list ! Let’s get to it !

 

 

Fall bucket list 2018 results

You can read more details about some of these items in a fall bucket list update post  I did HERE   

Also you can click HERE to see the original fall bucket list 2018 post

 

go out for frozen yogurt or ice cream – Yes ,tastes great anytime of year !
go swimming – No, I was planning to do this when I was in Texas but we were so busy that I was to tired to go swimming .
watch a movie that takes place during summer time – Yes ! I watched Summer Forever on YouTube.
wear flip flops at least 10 different times – Yes ! I love flip flops and I have many to choose from .
go see at least 3 movies – No, but there are a lot of movies out right now that I want to see.
color a summer themed coloring page – Yes ,it turned out so beautiful !
buy a summer clothing item such as a tank top or summer dress – No, but I did buy a lot of Christmas gifts .
buy a box of Popsicles – yes ! So yummy !
ride a roller coaster – nope didn’t get a chance too
make a no bake cake – nope didn’t get to this one done either
read a book set in the summertime – Nope I have been reading one off and on but I did not finish It !
have a picnic – nope

As you can see I didn’t do the best with this list , That is mainly because life got very busy and I often forgot about this list . That being said I did enjoy the things I got to do and I’m really happy how that coloring page turned out !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

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