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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Super Run 5k February 2018

Hello ,My bucket list friends ! One of my goals for 2018 is to get back into doing 5k races. I’m happy to say that I recently did my first race of the year it was a really fun! Keep reading to hear all about it !

 

Super Run 5k February 17th 2018

I really enjoy doing 5k races but it had been a while since I had done one because I was in massage school for a year . Now that I have more time I’m excited to get back into doing something I love . The day of the race I was excited and ready to go . As you might have guessed the race had a super hero theme. A lot of the racers dressed up in some really fun and creative costumes but I stuck to my workout pants and a purple shirt . I was doing the race with my mom and we both wanted to walk the 5k so we stayed together during the race . The race was held at a beautiful park that I had been to before but I had never done a race at . The was a lot of great scenery to look at as my mom and I fast walked our way through the race . When we got close to the finish I ran across the finish line ! I was so happy to get my awesome finisher’s medal . Not all 5k races give out finishers medals but I love when they do and that was one of the reasons that I chose this race . I had a great time with my mom at the Super 5k and I can’t wait until I get to do another one !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Five signs it’s time to move on from your job

Hello, my bucket list friends! Since January always seems to be a slow month for me, I thought that now would be a good time to share with you one of the many lessons that I have learned in life. I have seen many people and I have even be one of those people who have a job that is not good for them, but they feel like they can’t or shouldn’t leave. There can be many reasons a person may feel this way, Money is of course the biggest reason you will hear but another reason is people get used to their jobs and even though they are unhappy they stay because it is what they know. Moving on from a job even a bad one can be difficult, but when it comes to having a good job you need to put yourself first in order to find a job where you can use your talents to achieve succus and be appreciated.

Looking back when I was in a job that was not good for me I missed many of these signs, I believed that it was normal to feel that way about your job. I’m so blessed that now I have two wonderful jobs, but I know that there are many people who are in jobs that are not right for them. Based on my personal experience here are five signs it’s time to move on from your job.

 

  1. You dread being at work

You wake up on a work day and you wish you could be going pretty much anywhere else and you hope for traffic, car trouble or even a cold to keep you away from work. When you’re at work you constantly stare at the clock counting the minutes until your off. If a supervisor happens to ask if anyone wants to leave early, you always volunteer even if it means you will lose money.  The truth is you are going to be spending a lot of your life working and there is nothing good about spending a large portion of your life dreading every day you have to work. Putting up with these feelings of dread and even sometimes hatred is not worth a pay check. Life is much better when you are spending your working years doing something you love or at least working in a place you don’t hate.

 

 

  1. You are constantly talking about how bad or frustrating work is

 

When you’re not at work you can’t stop focusing on it in a negative way. You will talk about it to anyone that is willing to listen. You have many stories about how bad you have been treated at work. You could go on forever about being treated unfairly, receiving no support from your supervisors, and how you don’t feel appreciated.  Even when you’re not at work you can’t get away from the way that you feel. When The negative emotions from your work are having a harmful impact on your personal life it really is time to move on. Your negative feelings for your job are stealing away conversations and time with your family and friends. It is next to impossible to enjoy life (even your days off) When you are in a negative work environment.

 

 

  1. You are only in it for the money

If you didn’t need food or if you didn’t have any bills to pay you would leave in a heartbeat. You don’t enjoy what you do for hours a day. You find the work to be unfulfilling you don’t feel proud of what you do every day. With this kind of job when someone asks what you do for work you just answer in a disappointed or angry tone. If you’re not excited to tell others what you do, then you probably shouldn’t be doing it.

 

  1. The other people at work

We will all have to work with people that we don’t like or that we would never spend time with outside of work. That’s just a fact of life, but when someone you work with epically a supervisor seems to go out of their way to put you down and is anything but helpful when you are having trouble, it is definitely time to address the problem.  Doing this could help make the work environment safer for you and maybe even others. If after you contact other supervisors or even the HR department and nothing is done to resolve the situation, then it is time to move on to a safe work environment where the employee’s wellbeing is valued.

 

 

  1. You’re bored or anxious

Some jobs are exciting and different each day other jobs are all about routine. Both types of jobs can be perfect depending on your personality, but sometimes people are in a hurry to start working that they will take the first or highest paying job that is offered to them. If you find yourself bored and feeling stuck doing the same thing every day .Or on the other hand, if the very thought of going to work makes you nervous because you are not comfortable with what you do and you find it too risky it is time to move on to something that is better suited to your personality and strengths. It can be easy to take the first job that comes your way when the bills are due but if your personality clashes whit the job description it will do you a lot of good to find a job that is the right for you.

 

Thank you for reading my bucket List friends and rock on – Christina Epperly

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