Why I Quit and Why You Should Too

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Copywriting | 16 comments

Why I Quit and Why You Should Too

I quit.

Life took a turn, as it often does, and I found myself wondering about finally putting The Write Assistant to sleep. You see, I’ve been doing this for a long time now and as we get older, things change. We all get tired but sometimes we get sick too. I unfortunately did get sick, again, this year and I have been trying to hide it for as long as possible. We can only hide for so long.

After being faced with burning the candle at both ends for far too long, I made a decision: I quit.

It was terrifying but then it was amazing.

I was so afraid to turn off the notifications and to see my social media pages dry up. I was terrified of the backlash and the (perceived) loss of ALL my customers. The reality is there was very little backlash and most of my customers were HAPPY I was taking some time to myself! Imagine that! I took all of the month of October off to research and reflect. I spent most of November connecting with family and friends. I picked up a few hobbies including drawing (I’m experimenting with pencils and markers mostly) and video games (Laura Croft for the win!). I spent time being me and what I found was a simpler life.

I am still The Write Assistant.

I am still a writer.

I just needed to scale back.  After years of enjoying my position as the editor to the Handmade Seller Magazine, I decided to step down so I could refocus on my true love of creative and copywriting. I have also since retired my search engine optimization packages to streamline my copywriting packages. I am also debuting a few new services including mentor chats (just listed TODAY!) and blog posts and I’ve found myself reinvigorated with this process.

The thing is, we are all tempted to stop every now and again but sometimes you don’t need to walk away completely. Sometimes, you just need to step away.

As this year wraps to a close and you focus on your goals for next year, I want to challenge you to quit.

You read that right.

I want you to quit the things in your life that are not giving you happiness, not fulfilling your goals, and not helping you become the person you are meant to be.

I want you to quit speaking poorly to yourself.

I want you to quit burning the candle at both ends.

Trust me, if I can do it and come out the other side stronger, happier, and healthier, I’m happy to be a guiding light for you as you start your own journey on redefining yourself and your business.

16 Comments

  1. 12-12-2018

    Yes! I go through similar seasons, as well. Sometimes a well-deserved break in in order, and there is a quote that says “You can’t pour from an empty pitcher.” Take care of yourself. I’m glad you’re feeling better.

    • 12-13-2018

      What do you like to do to help recharge during your breaks? I’ve been getting so much out of drawing it’s a wonder I’ve never attempted it before!

  2. 12-12-2018

    Great advice. I really need to follow your lead!

  3. 12-10-2018

    I quit too. I quit in May. I’m excited to go back next year!

    • 12-13-2018

      It’s nice to hear from you again, too! I hope you’ve been enjoying your break and next year brings you bigger and better (but more balanced) things. 😉

  4. 12-10-2018

    Been missing you Kateland. A wonderful, bright New Year is on the horizon and my wish is that we all heal and are renewed and refreshed to begin the next portion of our lives.

  5. 12-10-2018

    I quit this year myself too. I decided to hang up my jewelry business and take a few months off for me and my family before I start my new creative adventure. It was just as scary as you described but I haven’t been happier. So happy for you!

    • 12-13-2018

      Have you found yourself more or less inspired during your break? I feel like I’m generating so many new ideas after taking some time off, it’s refreshing in itself.

  6. 12-10-2018

    So happy to read your post. I hope you will continue to share your life, your work and yourself with us in ways that work for you.

    • 12-10-2018

      It is my honor and one that I am happy to keep up now that I’ve got a revamped schedule and some fresh eyes! <3

  7. 12-10-2018

    Been there! Done that! Sound advice indeed! I stepped back, stopped putting pressure on myself due to illness and it helped me heal to a certain extent! Glad to know you’re feeling better!

    • 12-10-2018

      Isn’t it funny how we can see so clearly when others need to take time for themselves, but we never want to do it! I am so glad to hear from you, Rob. It sounds like we both needed to quit for a bit. 😉

  8. 12-10-2018

    Man did I need this, I’ve been feeling the same way. I’m just tired, tired of trying to do it all and been successful in too many things.

    • 12-10-2018

      I’m so glad my words could bring you some comfort! I’ll admit, I’ve been afraid to publish this post for a bit now simply because I’ve been so quiet for so long!

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