Going from point A to point B is uncomfortable for a while. But you have to go through the icky transitional phase in order to realize any real change.
It’s time to start maximizing the meaning in my hours rather than the billable rate they command.
We all allow crap and nonsense into our lives, and we all deserve better. I’d like to tell you how to take things from “meh” to freakin’ awesome.
Quitting your job, finding “the one,” moving to Tahiti, winning the lottery…Nothing will make you you really, truly happy unless you learn how to BE happy.
[Part of my mission to “live deliberately” involves ruthlessly cutting out anything that saps my time, energy or money to no good end. I’m calling these things my “Quits,” and this is one of the many items that have found themselves on my Quits List.] Sometimes, it takes a while for a Quit to […]
All of these things are total time, soul, and life-sucks, and if they are currently part of your M.O., it’s time to kick them to the curb.
[Part of my mission to “live deliberately” involves ruthlessly cutting out anything that saps my time, energy or money to no good end. I’m calling these things my “Quits,” and this is one of the many items that have found themselves on my Quits List.] I know. Super-exciting start to the Year of Intentional […]
2014 will be the year Quits get real and I start taking my everyday life more seriously. Want in? Read on!
One reader’s realization that it’s time to trust her own voice and creativity more, and worry about others’ approval less.
You want babies. I don’t. What else is there to talk about?
Folks, I have a confession to make. I’ve written and erased subject lines for Reader Quit articles more often than Cordelia’s Mom comments on her blog. (Which is so insanely adorable, isn’t it???) For over a year now, I’ve known I wanted to write for Cordelia’s blog, but I can never settle on a topic. […]
Having money is great…but not if it totally overshadows everything else in your life.
[Cordelia note: No, she is not quitting “dropping it like it’s hot”; she’s on a spree of Quits that in fact demonstrate an admirable ability to drop it like it’s hot.] My Superhero Origin Story I have been an overachiever since birth. My mom always tells me a story about how I came home […]
Life at times can be like a treasure hunt. We are all on a journey seeking who we are and trying to find what we are here to do. As we navigate through life, we can give up on the hunt and begin to conform by letting our identities by shaped by what we think […]
If worrying were a sport, I’d totally make the U.S. Olympic team. It’s an annoying talent to have, but a lifetime of practice means I’m pretty much a champion at sustaining stress. Examples from my life abound. I was almost completely silent—like, I didn’t talk to anyone—for two straight weeks leading up to cheerleading tryouts […]
Each quit is different, and each person quits differently. But here are some basic guidelines to get you started as you remove the crap from your life.
This is your life, and you’re deciding how you want to live it. It’s your call what stays and what goes.
From a very young age, I developed a love for books and writing. Around the age of seven, I was given my first diary. I still have that diary somewhere but can’t seem to bring myself to read it. Just too scared of what could be in there. It was a transitional period in my […]
Quitting sometimes gets a bad rap. And sometimes it should. Here’s what the GOOD kind of quitting looks like.
Cordelia note: If this story resonates with you or makes you think of someone you know, please reach out for help. Self-harm is a serious mental disorder, and you do not need to go through it alone. Please see the resources listed at the end of this post for further information. I am quitting […]