Welcome to Twenty Ten Thirty!

I started this blog back in 2010, the year I turned 30 (Twenty Ten Thirty). If you do the math, then you know that I'm now closer to 40 than I am to 30...but who's counting?

 I currently use this space to document my List inspired experiences, though occasionally write about other life happenings, reflections, and observations. The List is an annual compilation of 100 things that I've never done before (or haven't done recently), and would love to explore. The List was inspired by my college and Chitown friend MKand I think I can safely say that it's been a life-changing experience for both of us.  Her list inspired her to get a fancy PhD and travel the world, and my list inspired me to quit my safe and salaried corporate job, become a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor, and launch my own successful insights consulting practice. It's kind of a big deal stuff! I have a tendency to get myself stuck in a rut, and The List provides me with motivation to seek out new adventures big and small, and to keep life interesting, inspired and fresh. 

2018 marks my FIFTH go-round at list tackling and contains a blend of items rolled over from past lists along with several new items. I also reserve the right to add "bonus" items to the list. After all, I've learned that in order to live life to the fullest, it's necessary to leave room for unexpected opportunities and spontaneity, or else they slip by, unnoticed and undiscovered. 13 items off the list has become my standard (and arbitrary) annual completion goal. You can check out the annual iterations of my list by clicking up there on the drop down menu titled "The Lists."


Illustration by Hank Ewbank