I have a problem.

I'm a procrastinator by nature.

I'm punctually challenged.

I let fear hold me back.

Ok, so, I deal with many flaws, but I'm sure someone can relate. I'm always a work in progress, which is great; however, I need a kick in the ass. A nice steel boot kick in the rear!

There are so many things I want to do, many things I probably haven't even begun to think about, but that fear thing really inhibits me. I'm almost thirty, which is an event my sister seems to be oddly obsessed with.

                                          ::side eyeing you Shmubb:: 

                                          ::side eyeing you Shmubb:: 

But thirty is a big deal. Moment of transparency: it's freaking me out! I've never felt the need to complete a laundry list of things by my thirtieth birthday (marriage, kids, house, $X salary) or by any age really, but it's all very.. Strange. I'm the baby  ̶o̶f̶ ̶ ̶̶̶1̶̶̶,̶̶̶0̶̶̶0̶̶̶0̶̶̶ ̶ ̶s̶i̶b̶l̶i̶n̶g̶s̶, and when the baby is about to be 30, that means a lot.

For instance, that means that my nieces and nephews are becoming teens and young adults. That means my parents are aging. That means time is waiting for no one! I don't want to live with my biggest fear of all if and when I'm old and grey - REGRET. So, I'm setting out to be super intentional about things, about life, about relationships, about happiness. I'm gonna do shit!

I'll be chronicling my 30 by 30 journey throughout the year. I have a list of things I want to accomplish by April 2018. Not everything on the list is super aspirational, but that's not the point. The point is to live and live well. To live in a different space that pushes my comfort zone out the window. To improve, grow, learn. I also hope that the list inspires me to do other things not on the list, like hike to a water fall and explore my hometown like a tourist. I just want to live more. Take a look, follow along, and join me! Make your own list, knock some things out, and watch your life start to change.