autobiography, quitting

In Defence of Quitting

So I came across this quote on Facebook the other day: “Winners are not people who never fail. Winners are people who never quit.”

And I’m going to offer up a big F you to that guilt-laden crap, because guess what?

There ain’t nothin’ wrong with quitting something that isn’t working for you.

Puhhllleeeaassseee with all this pressure! Seriously! All this so-called self-help stuff that guilts us into believing that we must suffer — that we must ignore our soul calling out when it says “no more working for the man — time to invest in me!!”

I’m over it, and I hope you give yourself permission to be over it too.

Because damned if life isn’t hard enough — now we have to stick it out through everything? Even the stuff that is making us depressed and anxious and miserable?

Nuh uh. I’m done with that way of living.

Does that mean I’m going to walk out on my part-time gig because it brings me occasional discontent? No. Because not having the guaranteed cash flow every week would cause me even more stress. Plus if I’m being real with you, it has really helped me work on my patience (I wrote about that here.)

But if something came up that made me happier, you can sure as shit bet I would take that new gig. And you know what I’ll do when that comes about?

I’ll quit.

Sure I’ll give my two weeks (probably more, because 2 weeks is super short ) but I’ll still quit in order to get going on something that better jives with me.

And I’ll do it because there’s nothing wrong with quitting if you feel it’s time to do so.

Right there, I’ve dispelled this whole “never quit” belief that quite frankly, is causing everyone a whole lot of unnecessary pain and shame.

So my friends, if you feel called to quit, quit. And don’t shame yourself for it.

And please unfollow any accounts in your social media feeds that offer up silly quotes that attempt to shame you into accepting discontent. No one needs that unproductive pressure to be perfect shoved in their face.

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Andrea Scoretz, aka, "Must Love Crows" is a health and wellness blogger from Vancouver Island who is passionate about using storytelling as a means to heal and is fascinated by how mental and physical healing processes are related. Her blog was created as a way for her to use her love for writing and her drive to heal herself to help others. Sharing her stories on Must Love Crows led to her writing being featured on Huffington Post, on Medium where she is a top mental health writer, in magazines and on various websites via guest posts, and becoming a featured author in the literary anthology book, "Just Words Volume 1" which can be found on Amazon. Currently, she is in the process of creating her own non-fiction book centered on her emotional wellness journey, dedicating her days to self-care practices, and sharing stories and resources with her growing list of newsletter subscribers. Join her on her journey: https://mustlovecrows.com/newsletter/

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