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  • Writer's pictureWhitney Kippes

I Quit.

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I'm curious: do you actually love what you do?

I'm not talking about what you might be doing in six months or if you had more money or more time. I'm talking about right now. Do you actually love what your average, day-in-the-life looks like and feels like?

Truthfully, if you asked me that question the last year I was doing full time business development for a non-profit, my answer would not have been an enthusiastic yes. I probably would have said that I yes to loving my team and loving to the work, but deep down inside, I wasn’t very happy with the daily grind.

And one of the main reasons for that: I didn’t have the time to even think about why I was unhappy.

The hustle of moving for one thing to the next was preventing me from stepping back to evaluate whether I was really happy with what I was doing.

I thought that I couldn't make a choice because I was too busy.

But being too busy to choose was a choice.


I'll repeat that.

We choose this.

The chaos and the confusion and the intensity and the deadlines.

We choose this.

And if we really want to change things, we're going to have to change how we think about taking a pause point and evaluating where we're really at.

If it makes you feel any better, know that I feel the heat often (I'm not kidding, I'm barely holding my head above water some days). And when I talk to y'all, I know you're feeling it too.

It doesn't mean that you're doing something wrong. We all get caught in this cycle sometimes. It feels overwhelming and out of control because we can't imagine that we are in control even when it's chaotic.

But the reality is - you're always in control of what you do.

Whether it feels like it or not, every moment of every day is within your control to influence. You can decide to keep going the way things have been. Or you can quit.

(obviously I eventually quit - that's how I got here)

Whatever you end up doing - quitting, not quitting, pivoting, not pivoting - you are the one in charge of your life.


Feeling completely out of control? Use these seven strategies to get a better sense of control. (article)

Quit. You have my absolute permission. But do it the right way . (article)

Know what your worth is. And know that you are allowed to show others how stressed you are . (video)

Fix your job. Sometimes its not the whole thing, its still worth fixing. (podcast)

If Lush can quit social media (again!), you could too . (article)

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