November 18, 2021
I used to be afraid to use my voice.
A quiet kid, I never raised my hand in class. In my twenties, I lived with a fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. I actively avoided any kind of attention that might make me look foolish. Becoming a mom in my thirties, my mindset shifted as I watched my son try the same thing over and over again with sheer determination.
We all have to start somewhere.
Coming into Ship 30 for 30, I wanted to be a better writer.
I was looking to get more traction from the content I was creating. Hoping to find clarity around what to write about, I wanted to make an impact with my words.
I was ready to learn in public.
Today is day 30 and I shipped 30 essays.
I used to avoid Twitter at all costs. I preferred to hide behind a pretty image on Instagram where my thoughts weren’t out in the open for all to see. Ship 30 gave me a safe space within the very public & potentially harsh landscape of Twitter to create openly without fear.
The community is a comfort blanket of supportive and encouraging learners who have become friends.
Yes, but the feedback was refreshing, helpful, and constructive.
As a self-employed web designer, I usually get compliments or crickets. People either love your work or don’t say anything. The Ship 30 community is a special breed of writers that genuinely want to see you succeed.
The list of what I learned is vast.
I’ve had the worst sleep.
I can’t quiet my mind because it’s bursting with thoughts and ideas. I’m making up for lost time and have so much to say about design and small business life.
Keep following me on Twitter to read what’s keeping me up at night.
And if you’d like to set sail, here’s my affiliate link to join the next Ship 30 for 30 cohort. I’m on the year-long Member Ship so it would be fun to see you inside the program!
Share your story, sell artfully.