Day 30: 3 Things I Learned Writing Online Every Day For 30 Days In A Row
30 days ago, I signed up for a cohort-based writing challenge, Ship 30 for 30.
In that time, I was traveling in Barcelona and Portugal for a week, and in Colorado back in the US for another week. Shifting time zones and family & work obligations didn’t stop me. I wrote & published 30 Atomic Essays (including this one), reconnected with my favorite creative activity — writing, made some new friends through some writings I did, and started gaining clarity over what I’d really like to do for my entrepreneurship, People+Culture. It has been a very rewarding (and challenging) journey, and I am more excited than ever to keep writing online.
Here are the 3 biggest things writing & publishing consistently every day for 30 days taught me:
1. Just do it, not Perfect it
The reason that I fell off writing practice was because of the perfectionism, although I love writing. Writing for 30 days in a row, I could let go of my perfectionism because the goal is to just write, not perfecting it. I could enjoy the process of writing.
2. Writing = a Great Internal Support System
There were days I suffered from deep self-doubt with everything I was doing. In those moments, this daily writing practice has worked as a great internal support system to ground me, clarify my intention and quiet down the voice of saboteur.
3. Opening Up More Possibilities
With this writing practice, I feel as if I unlocked a door, which opens up to so many other possibilities, with various new ideas to write and explore about, for myself and my entrepreneurship.
If you have been thinking about getting started writing online too, let me know. I’m happy to share more about this experience with Ship30 and what I learned.