All the Reasons I Didn’t Join Ship 30 Ended Up Being the Best Reasons Why I Did

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.


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