Prologue

Hi, I’m Kate and I’m turning 30 soon.

Specifically, on 3 April 2019. The same day Alec Baldwin turns 61.

We’re basically soul sisters.

It’s not that I’m worried about turning the big 3-0, I trust body-swap Jen Garner from the early noughties. My 30s are gonna be bomb.

That’s not what this blog’s about.

This blog is about feeling the weight of the “grown-up-ness” of 30, and allowing it to put a fire of excitement and adventure under my ass. Which does sound like something Christian Grey would be into … but this blog isn’t about T H A T either.

It’s about truly #livingyourbestlife. It’s about telling fear to piss off. And it’s about finding joy and wonder in your every day.

So – I made a list. On Pinterest. Because I’m a Millennial, and that’s what we do. (That and pay too much for avocados.)

Except I’m not going to share my list with you just yet.

It’s a secret. On a secret Pinterest board.

Over the next six months  I’ll be sharing a series of blog posts about my adventures with “The List” – and together I hope we can add more adventure and laughter to our lives.

But before we get into my bucket list (minus the bucket-kicking) – I figured you might want to know a bit more about me.

Cue – another list:

10 THINGS I KATE ABOUT YOU

  1. I love a rom-com reference. I think we can all see that.
  2. I’m a mum to a little dude called Ezekiel (Zeke). He’s is 9 months old and I’m a big fan of his work.
  3. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. (Hobbits. Flat whites. Sheep. That sort of thing.)
  4. I’m married to a (total hottie) named Taka.
  5. I work in Communications. Because – writing.
  6. I’m a Christian and do a lot of volunteer work with [“YOUTHS!” – Schmidt, New Girl].
  7. I have a West Highland White terrier called Bucky (of the Winter Soldier persuasion).
  8. My eyebrows are 50% makeup at any given time.
  9. I think Parks and Recreation is the greatest television show ever made.
  10. When I grow up, I want to be like @zotheysay and @juliaveach.

I think that’s enough for now.

I’ll see you again (real) soon. Mainly because I just did the math, and I’m going to need to do about a post a week to get to 30 before I turn 30. Which you’ll remember, is literally the point of my blog.

Damnit, English nerd. Do your math next time.

Kate x

[Narrator: She did in fact, not do her math next time.]

 

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