In the beginning, there were only selfish reasons why I joined Ship 30 for 30, now five cohorts and 268 days and Atomic Essays ago.
I joined to write. That was pretty much it. I guess that’s rather damn obvious.
I didn’t join Ship 30 to make friends.
But I did. It’s been the best part and it’s been utterly transformative.
I didn’t join Ship 30 to learn about SEO, analytics, content design and social media algorithms.
But I did. And I have very different conversations these days.
I didn’t join Ship 30 to get better at my sales job.
But I did. Because my communication got tighter and more compelling across the board due to daily writing practice.
I didn’t join Ship 30 to get promoted.
But I did. And it was awesome. Those improved sales numbers sure helped a lot.
I did Join Ship 30 because I wanted to make money writing.
And I did. That was cool too.
I joined Ship 30 to figure out if I actually wanted to write, or if I just liked the idea of writing.
After almost nine months I think we’ve found our answer.
I didn’t join Ship 30 to write about big themes like fatherhood, legacy, and the day-to-day triumphs and failures of the modern dad.
But well, here we are. So it goes.
I didn’t join Ship 30 to become a more present and more conscientious father and husband.
But I did, much to my children’s delight and my wife’ bewilderment.
I didn’t join Ship 30 thinking literally everything would change.
But it has. And we’re just getting started.
Thank you for reading. Thank you for being part of the journey.