Back on the ship… why I’m determined to rise to the challenge and ship every day this time
Today I start my third cohort of Ship 30 for 30. I’m so happy to be back on board. I’ve not been very active on Twitter lately as I deal with some personal stuff, and I’ve missed the camaraderie I found through this course. So on Day 1, I’m raring to go with my writing and connecting.
I fell overboard in the last cohort, when family issues blindsided me and threw me off course in most areas of my life. We’re still dealing with those issues, and will be for some time, but I’ve steadied my boat, and am learning to navigate these stormy seas.
To honour the challenges I have to face, I chose Challenge as my word of the year for 2022. A reminder to myself that the challenges are to be faced, not run away from, or numbed against. And a reminder that I can rise to the challenge, and be strong even when I feel weak.
Starting Ship 30 now is a great way to make this word of the year a practice.
It will be a challenge to ship daily for these 30 days. To maintain enough interaction, writing and engagement to make the challenge meaningful and joyful. To write when I want to spend the day hiding under my duvet. To ship when I’m doubting myself and feeling blocked by life’s challenges.
But ship I will. And I know that the ship30 community will provide me with strength and encouragement as they have in the past.
And so with excitement for what’s to come, I am delighted to ship my first essay. And I look forward to celebrating my 30th in 30 days time!
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