About “The Next 30 Trips”

This newsletter is an evolving exploration of life and career outside of the typical path. From learning to let go, to finding the real reasons behind what drives you, it seeks to explore the interfaces and edges in the hope of letting us drop old stories to pursue our authentic paths.

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1) It’s easy and it’s free!

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2) Cool things are on the way!

You’ll also be able to join the subscriber chat where we will dig deeper and learn. Other cool features will be added for subscribers in the future, such as deep-dive audio notes and stories that inform the newsletter.

3) First look at other projects!

Subscribing will also get you the first look at other projects, such as essays from my book-in-progress The First 30 Trips, which details my path from growing up flying in Alaska, through my work the New Space industry launching and landing rockets, before discovering a middle path where I work on sustainable, community focused progress that lasts.

This will include audio readings from the book, discussions with people who lived the adventure along with me, interviews with cool people forging their own paths, and more!

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Exploring how to do hard things well and taking new paths after the linear life failed. Writing about building business, family, and community, in calm ways while rejecting hustle culture.


Ben Kellie

I am an exited bootstrap entrepreneur, an early SpaceX alum, & a writer. I love exploring how we build challenging things while caring for ourselves. Put another way, I've seen enough of hustle culture, and I believe another way is possible. He/Him.