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 […]
Some of my Quits over the years may not have been your particular jam. I know not everyone will relate to things like fighting my hair or my failed green thumb, and that’s o.k. Sometimes I use my own experiences to translate a bigger lesson that might apply to your own life. And sometimes I […]
[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!
Growing up, I was nothing short of an awkward child, and I absolutely love and embrace that fact about my past. But something changed when I turned 13. To rewind, I grew up in a home with a very strict, conservative, yet comical father. When I was younger and didn’t know any better, I would […]
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. How one reader shifted her perspective and freed herself to live her 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 […]
[This is an excerpt from my ebook, Your Guide to Calling It Quits (because there are better things to do with your life). To read more, get your free copy here.] So far in this miniseries, we’ve discussed why you should quit things and how to decide which things to quit. Now we get […]
[This is an excerpt from my ebook, Your Guide to Calling It Quits (because there are better things to do with your life). To read more, get your free copy here.] So, you’re all jazzed up to quit something. (Hopefully—did you read last week’s post?) But where do you start? How do you know […]
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 […]
[This is an excerpt from my ebook, Your Guide to Calling It Quits (because there are better things to do with your life). To read more, get your free copy here.] “Quitters never prosper.” ~common saying “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” ~Vince Lombardi “Homey don’t quit.” ~Chubby Checker * * * “He […]
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 […]