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.
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.