Dear, OCD I’m in charge now

Hello, my bucket list friends . Last month I wrote quite a few posts about my TMS treatments for OCD . If you want to read them just look at my posts on this blog from February 2019. Anyways, I thought it would be a good idea to give an update on how I’m doing since treatment.Hold on tight and here we go !

 

Dear OCD, I’m in charge now

In my previous posts about TMS I wrote about some of the changes that occurred during treatments. OCD began to lose it’s grip on me and I was feeling more in control then ever before. Well, I’m happy to say that things have continued to improve. Before receiving the TMS treatments, OCD controlled a large part of my day. It was always controlling what I could and could not wear, what songs I could and couldn’t listen to, what order I had to put the blankets on my bed and many more things that impacted my everyday life. I felt anxiety that if I didn’t follow OCD’s orders bad things would happen . I never truly realized just how much of my time that OCD took from me.  Now, things are very different I’m in charge now. I’m able to make my own everyday choices with feeling little to no anxiety. If OCD stars to give me orders I remind it that I’m in charge now and I do what I want to do. I was so used to following OCD’s orders that now sometimes I have to stop and ask myself what I want to do . I feel so free now! Now , don’t get me wrong life is not perfect and it never will be but I feel a lot better now that I’m free from OCD’s control. OCD still sneaks in with it’s unwanted thoughts from time to time but I can dismiss these thoughts faster and easier then ever before ! I’m so happy that I took part in the study at Stanford. Things are looking up.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

Three fun Target crafts

Hello, My bucket list friends ! I love buying little craft kits from the Target dollar bins and I finally had some time to do a few of them. I had a fun time doing these little projects and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Here we go !

 

 

Three fun Target crafts

 

The first craft kit I tried was painting a wooden snail. The kit came with three colors of paint blue,green and orange. It was a quick and easy project but it was a lot fun to paint the very cute snail. I added some dots to my snail to give it whimsical look .  I was very happy with the way the snail turned out. I recommend this craft kit.

 

 

The 2nd craft kit I did was a paint your own clothes pins kit. this cute kit had three different clothes pins with different food shapes at the top. This paint kit was similar to the snail it came with three paint colors. It was also a quick and fun craft. The clothes pins open and close just fine but I have not use them to hold anything yet.  This is also another kit that I recommend .

 

 

 

The last craft kit I did was different then the the first two. This is a tissue paper project that mimics stained glass. In addition to the kit you also need to have a pair of scissors and a hole puncher. To get started you had to take the snail off the plastic it was on and stick it on to a special piece of paper that was in the kit and then you had pull the paper back to reveal the sticky side. When I stuck the snail on the paper the top part of the snail got a little smashed. I also had to cut the paper to pull it back because I have very short nails. Then it was time to decorate the snail. I sprinkled the tissues paper on to the sticky side of the snail. I didn’t have a hole punch handy so I stuck the string to the sticky part of the snail. I cut around the snail like the directions said but then I stuck the snail to the part on the paper that I had pealed off . The I cut around the Snail again. I liked the way it turned out. Just to be clear I didn’t follow all of the directions exactly but I would still recommend this kit. It just takes more time and planning then the other kits.

 

 

I  hope you enjoyed this Blog post. Rock on – Christina Epperly

The 30 before 30 list

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Almost everyone that knows me knows about my bucket list but I have another list that I have not posted about. This year I’m going to be turning 29 so I made a 30 before 30 list so I can finish up my 20’s with style !

 

 

The 30 before 30 list

  1. Cross 100 or more things of my bucket list
  2. visit another country
  3. live in LA for at least 30 days
  4. get paid to act or model
  5. get paid to write
  6. get my starfish and Disney tattoos
  7. pay off at least one of my credit cards
  8. have 100 + followers on my blog
  9. read all the gospels
  10. work as a massage therapist
  11. put new products in my ETSY store and make 5 or more sales
  12. take more acting classes even if they are online
  13. go on a cruise even if it’s not Disney
  14. Finish writing a book and work on getting it published
  15. Get head shots taken
  16. get a passport
  17. go to a paint night
  18. go to build a bear on my birthday
  19. make photo books of bucket list items I’ve crossed off
  20. achieve my credit score goal
  21. get more help for my OCD
  22. go vegan for at least 30 days
  23. invest in the stock market
  24. complete a 5k,10k, and half marathon
  25. make washer necklaces
  26. take an art or crafts class
  27. learn to make a paper airplane
  28. learn how to braid hair
  29. enter a writing contest
  30. own some G1 my little pony toys

 

 

So, there you have it my 30 before 30 list ! As you can see I’ve already crossed a few things off and I have a variety of goals everything from travel to finance. My 20’s have been pretty great so far but I want to do a few more thing before I jump into my 30’s.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

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Adding more lucky ducks to my collection

Hello, my bucket list friends last night I was able to add some very cute rubber ducks to my collection! I can’t wait to show them to you so let’s go !

Adding more lucky ducks to my collection

Last night I went out to eat with my parents and my friend. One of the things I love most about the restaurant we went is the arcade and at the arcade they have this rubber duck claw machine. It’s one of those games that is very easy to win and the give you lots of chances. On my first game of the night I got two ducks that are holding surf boards. I gave one to my friend. I played the game more and got even more cute ducks. There was one style of duck that I really wanted it was a duck holding a book. I kept trying to get this style of duck but I was not able to. At the end of our meal I deiced to try one more time and I got it ! I was so happy to get some new ducks for my collection including the very cute reading duck !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Starbucks Cherry Mocha review

Hello, my bucket list friends today I tried a drink from Starbucks that I’ve never had before. It’s called a cherry Mocha and I’m excited to share my thoughts about it with all of you. Here we go !

 

Starbucks Cherry Mocha review

I go to Starbucks quite a lot and I had seen the cherry mocha advertised there and it looked really good. I have been sticking with my regular order lately but today I mixed it up and ordered the cherry mocha. The cherry mocha is topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. I have to say it is a very yummy drink it tastes like you’re drinking chocolate covered cherries. This drink is very sweet and it’s not something that I would order every time but I would for sure order it again. To sum it all up this is a sweet and very yummy drink that is perfect if you are in the mood to satisfy your sweet tooth. If your’re a lover of sweet flavored coffee drinks give this one a try .

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Thank you for 100+ followers !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I was very excited When I saw that I got to 100 followers. I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while and here it is ! Let’s go !

 

Thank you for 100+ followers !

The best way to start this off is to say thank you to all of you !! I started this blog back in 2015 and I’ve grown to love it so much ! I love sharing my stories with the world. Blogging has quickly become my favorite hobby and I’m excited to continue to share my life stories with all my amazing readers!  I knew I had to celebrate my 100 + followers so I deiced to do one of my favorite things color ! I found a coloring page online from Twisty Noodle. (you can see the coloring page HERE     ) The coloring page has a big number 100 on it along with 100 dots to color . I colored all 100 of the dots . I loved the way the coloring page looked when I was done coloring it , It was full of bright and colorful dots! Coloring 100 fun and colorful dots was the perfect way to celebrate my 100+ followers! Once again thank you all for reading!

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

Things I love February 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends . I’ve been so busy this month that it has flown right by without me hardly even noticing but here we are at the end. Just keep on reading to see the things I’m loving in February 2019

 

Things I love February 2019

 

Hello tooth paste

I love using natural products and I was excited to try a brand of tooth paste that I had not heard of before. I got the mint flavored tooth paste and it has a simple taste that is not overpowering ,plus it always makes me happy when I’m using products that have not been tested on animals.

 

Judy Moody and the bucket list audio book on Audible

I’m always looking for bucket list stories so I searched Audible’s library for the any books on the topic. I came across the fun and funny story Judy Moody and the bucket list and I really enjoyed it. It’s a children’s book so it’s great for all ages ! I love how the book captured the frustration and excitement when it came to crossing items off your bucket list. I highly recommend this book book for all bucket listers.

American girl brain benders book

I picked up this book before I started my week at Stanford and I’m very glad I did. It was full of fun puzzles that kept me entertained during my downtime in between treatments. I liked the word searches the best. If you like solving puzzles this is a great book for you.

song – House of Fire by Alice Cooper

Now, This is not a new song or even song that I  newly discovered . It’s one of my favorite songs that I’ve loved since high school. Well years ago my OCD told me that if I listened to the song bad things would happen. Even though I knew that it wasn’t true the anxiety I felt kept me from listening to it. Until I started receiving TMS treatments during my week at Stanford. During the week I decided to try listing to the song again. Any anxiety I felt quickly faded and I was filled up with joy ! I was so happy that I was able to listen to the song again I played it over and over ! This is for sure my favorite song of the month!

Lara bar Gingerbread flavor

I love Lara bars and I was excited to see a new interesting flavor to try. On the wrapper it said it was a limited addition. I’m guessing that this flavor was released for Christmastime but there were some leftovers. I’m glad I got to try this flavor I really enjoyed it . I also tried the Snicker doodle flavor but the gingerbread was my favorite.
My little pony Equestria girls pinkie pie doll

I have quite a few Equestria girls dolls but I hadn’t got any in the newer style until I went to Target this month. I got the doll of my favorite character Pinkie Pie. I love her dress ! the balloons on it are so cute and fun. I also like her shoes with the heart cutout. I wish I could get some clothes like hers ! I’m so happy I bought her.

Rock on – Christina Epperly