My year in review 2021

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

My 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends! Can you believe it ? We are at the end of 2020! It’s probably huge understatement to say that this year had it’s challenges. However it also had many highlights for me personally. Even with everything going on I managed to cross nine items off my bucket list. I traveled to Idaho, Montana, Seattle, and Hawaii. I got promoted to full time and I celebrated one year of working for that company. I got some pretty cool items from thrift stores including a lot of great books! I also was able to spend time with some of my favorite people. I did experience some lows as well I had to say goodbye to my beautiful kitty Blanca and there was a trip to the ER. With all things considered this year was alright. My hope for 2021 is that it is a much more relaxing year. Happy new years !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

2019 goals how did I do ?

Hello, my bucket list friends! As we say hello to 2020 and make goals for this new year it’s time to take a minute or so to review the goals I made for 2019! Here we go .

New years goals 2019

Decrease my dairy and sugar consumption – Nope just nope.

pay off two of my three credit cards – Another nope.

Get a day planer and use it – Yes ! I loved having my day planner with me it was great for taking notes and remembering appointments. I already got another one for this year .

Use my essential oil diffuser – I started out the year using it but I started hearing about how it can be dangerous for cats and since my cats are in my room a lot I stopped using it .

Get back in to WWE – A little bit but not as much as I would have liked to .

Use twitter more often – somewhat I’ll keep trying to use it more this year

Use coloring for stress relief – I did do some coloring this year and it is good for stress relief and relaxation.

Get to my goal credit score – Nope

Cross 12 things off my bucket list this year – No, but I crossed eight great items off !

 

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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My 2019 in review

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Here we are at the end of 2019. This year seemed to go by very fast like a lot of past years have and I have a lot of things to tell you about ! Here we go !

My 2019 in review

Bucket List items – I crossed 9 items of my bucket list this year ! I didn’t make my goal of 12 items but I’m very happy with the items I was able to cross off . Click on the items below to read about them.

  1. Put glow sticks in a pool and go swimming
  2. have a pizza eating contest
  3. win first place in a contest or event
  4. go shopping every day for a week
  5. finish a 10k
  6. get acupuncture
  7. ride in a helicopter
  8. take a Disneyland tour
  9. get a Disney tattoo

Travel – This year I went on a summer trip to Portland OR. , went on a day trip to San Francisco, visited family in Idaho and enjoyed Christmastime in Disneyland.

Health – This year I made a big step in the right direction for my health by participating in an OCD research study at Stanford. The treatment I received really improved my life. I wrote quite a few posts about this health adventure I’ll link two of the posts HERE and HERE.

Friends and family – I got to spend a good amount of time with some of my favorite people this year. I hope to have even more friend and family time in 2020!

Work – I got hired at pet food express this year ! I love working there so much it’s a really great job . I also gained more experience in the field of massage therapy by getting my first official massage job. Even though I’m not with that company any more , working there gave me a lot of confidence as a massage therapist !

Overall this year was pretty great !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

2018 goals how did I do ?

Hello, my bucket list friends ! It’s time to see how well I did with my 2018 goals ! Here we go !

 

2018 Goals

Cook more at home instead of eating out –

Nope this one just didn’t happen . With two jobs and everything else going in my life I was just too tired and too busy to cook . I know some people love to cook and find it relaxing but it just not my thing especially after a long day of work.

Pay off at least one of my credit cards and get the other balances as small as possible –

Another nope but I did get one of my student loans paid off.

Have at least $1000 dollars in my savings account by the end of the year-

Nope not even close !

Pass the MBLEX and start working as a massage therapist

I passed the meblex ( You can read about it here) but I’m still looking for the right place to work as a massage therapist .

Cross 10 more things off my bucket list-

So close ! I crossed 9 things off this year !

Improve my credit score

My credit score is ok but I have not reached my goal number yet.

Get back in to doing races

I did one 5k this year I wanted to do more then that but life got way to busy

 

As you can see I didn’t do all that great with my goals for this year but overall I’m proud with the things I did accomplish this year. I mean I became a certified massage therapist and met Alice Cooper so I really can’t complain but I hope I meet for of my goals for 2019!

Rock on – Christina Epperly

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