Hello, my bucket list friends. I can’t believe it’s already time to write this post! This year went by super fast, and I’m already looking forward to next year’s adventures, but before we move on to next year, let’s go over this year’s highlights!
Bucket list items- Since I have the words Bucket list in the title of my blog, let’s start with the items I crossed off this year. I am happy to say that I crossed off eight items this year!
Get a mohawk – I was nervous to cross this item off, but I did it! ( You can read about it HERE )
Go to the Goodwill outlet – This was a fun item to cross off ! ( You can read about it HERE)
Go to the Denver art museum – I went on a wonderful vacation in June, and this was a part of it. ( You can read about it HERE )
Go to Denver – I stayed in Denver for my Colorado vacation. ( You can read more about my vacation HERE )
Tweet 10000 times – I was very proud of myself for crossing this item off my list. ( You can read about it HERE)
Go on a Warner Brothers studio tour – I crossed this item off on my December trip to Los Angeles! It was a very fun item to cross off! ( You can read about it HERE)
Go to a blow dry bar – I loved the way my hair looked when I was done crossing this item off my bucket list. ( You can read about it HERE)
Go on a vegan picnic – Another item I crossed off in Los Angeles ( You can read about it HERE)
Travel- I got to go on a few vacations this year. I also went on so day trips. I’ll post the links so you can read more about them
Muir Woods – This was a fun day trip that I went on early in the year. ( You can read about it HERE)
San Louis Obispo and Paso Robles – This trip was mainly to go see Alice Cooper, but of course, we did some exploring too! ( You can read about it HERE )
Big Sur- Another fun day trip! ( You can read about it HERE)
Colorado – This vacation was a lot of fun! I did a lot of things, including crossing off two bucket list items. ( You can about it HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE
Summer Idaho trip – This was a fun trip that included a trip to a museum and going swimming. ( You can read about it HERE)
Monterey day trip – I love day trips! ( You can read about it HERE )
Birthday weekend trip – I went on a little weekend getaway for my birthday! ( You can read about it HERE)
Labor Day weekend Idaho adventure – The second trip that took to Idaho this year. This trip included an adventure on the Boise River! ( You can read about it HERE)
October Idaho adventure, including Craters of the moon national monument – My third and final trip to Idaho for the year 2022 included an amazing trip to Craters of the moon national monument. ( You can read about it HERE)
Concerts and events – My biggest highlight in this category was going to see Alice Cooper. I hope I can see him again this coming year. Anyways, on to the list of concerts and events I went to this year.
Disney on Ice – This was a really fun show. I hadn’t been to a Disney on ice show since I was a child. ( You can read about it HERE)
Alice Cooper concert – I got to see a concert from my favorite rock star this year! ( You can read about it HERE)
Point of Grace concert – This was a beautiful concert in a beautiful place. ( You can read about it HERE)
Fourth of July is fun, including a concert in the park! ( You can read about it HERE )
Christmas craft faire- I was so happy that I got to this event this year! ( You can read about it HERE)
Fantasy of lights drive through – I got to go one of my favorite local events this year. ( You can read about it HERE)
Shopping fun – I love going shopping and I had a lot of fun this year going to thrift shopping and more! You can read about some of it below.
Summer mall weekend – I love shopping and summer. I also love putting them together! ( You can read it HERE)
Thrift shopping fun – I got to do a lot of thrift shopping this year! ( You can read about some of it HERE, HERE,HERE, and HERE)
Target adventures – I also made a good amount of trips to my favorite department store this year. (You can read about some of my Target trips HERE,HERE , HERE, HERE, and HERE )
Creativity – I enjoyed being creative this year with art and writing!
I had a lot of fun doing arts and crafts projects. Here are some of my favorites! click on the titles below to read about them!
Writing – In addition to writing on this blog, I also wrote articles on vocal media. Click on the titles below to read some of my articles from this year.
45 things I have learned in my 32 years
the simple thing that gets me many social media views
60 ideas for your summer bucket list
The hard stuff
Every year has its hard moments, and this year was no different. In January, I said goodbye to my cat Sherri it was very painful. Time has helped to heal me, but it was a very difficult thing to go through.
Walking away from my career in childcare due to my health , I’m so proud of myself for making this choice. It was a hard conclusion to come to, but I’m glad I did. ( You can read about it HERE and HERE ) My mentel health has improved since I walked away from my career. I’m hoping and praying that 2023 will be the year that my voice acting career really comes together.
All things considered, I have to say that it was an overall good year, and I hope 2023 is an even better year!
Rock on – Christina Epperly