#30before30 – So it begins!

Hello Everyone!

So today is the day my personal challenge to do 30 awesome things in the 30 days before my 30th birthday starts!  I’ve been thinking really hard about things that I’ve always wanted to do, things that challenge me and things that I really feel like I should have accomplished before my 30th birthday.

Each time I complete one of the 30 things I am going to write about it, here on my blog.  I’m going to give you pictures and videos when I can and I really hope that you will find my adventures interesting and perhaps inspiring.  I am a true believer that if you are always trying to improve yourself you will naturally improve the world around you.

I was originally feeling pretty badly about leaving my 20s, in some ways I thought I would be in a totally different place than I am today, by the time I turned 30.  Looking back on all I have accomplished, I feel pretty good about where I am and I am certainly very excited about the next chapter.

So what is item #30? It’s start a blog!  My site marisafeil.com has been online for a couple of months now and I never really knew what to do with it or what to write about.  The #30before30 challenge has provided me with a topic that I think will be of interest.  So for the next 30 days I will post regular updates about my progress.  After those 30 days I hope to continue blogging and writing about things I am passionate about.  If anyone has suggestions for things to add to the list of #30before30 or if you want to ask me a question or suggest a topic for me to write about, I am all ears!

For now, I’ll write about what I know best, being a Canadian immigration lawyer. A huge part of my life is my career, I am a lawyer with my own practice and I love my job.  This week is Canadian citizenship week and I for one am very proud to be Canadian  #citwk12 #cdncit.  Last night as I was watching the presidential debate #Romney said a lot of dumb things, but he did make one very profound and true statement:  “Canada’s tax rate on companies is now 15 per cent,” Romney said. “Ours is 35 per cent. So if you’re starting a business, where would you rather start it?” To me, the answer is clearly #Canada!