So I've been hemming and hawing (is hawing even a word?) over starting this blog; primarily because I knew that the first post was going to be the most difficult. It's just so...awkward. I imagine this is how it feels to write a profile for oneself on an online dating site...how do I make them want me? After some reflection, I realized that most likely, the only people who will read this blog regularly are my girlfriends Jillian and Rachelle-because well, they are ridiculously supportive friends and always excited to get into a good blog, and my husband because I will quiz him on it nightly. That being settled...here it is, the first post.
I've also thought long and hard about what this blog will be about; I don't have a hobby like beekeeping or sustainable farming, don't have an etsy shop where I create dreamy headpieces that I can feature here, and don't take gorgeous photos that end up on the "most popular" section of
Instagram...so really, what else is there?
With the (fast) approach of my 29th birthday (August 19th for those of you who want to send a gift) I've been reflecting on some things that I'd like to accomplish in the short 15 months before I leave behind my late twenties to join the big 3-0 club. I've come up with a list of 31 things (one extra for good measure, you know) that I'd like to have happen before my 30th birthday. I've tried my best to be realistic (I really wanted to put-spend the summer on the Amalfi Coast-but that's probably not in the cards) and to set some truly attainable goals. I know this is not the most novel idea-a list of goals...but nothing says "hold me accountable" like a public blog, and I'm hoping to both keep a record of how I go about striking things off this list, and satisfy my need to write-which has lay neglected since my long forgotten livejournaling days.
Hopefully I'll accomplish everything on this list...and perhaps learn a few things along the way.