Quitting? Or Facing the Truth That Some Things Aren’t Worth the Time?

Sparkling whine dogSo I have dropped social media. Unsubscribed from every damn thing I don’t have time to read, buy, or think about. The relief is amazing! The extra time is . . . extra. And best of all, no more guilt because I can’t keep up with it all.

I thought all this extra time could be productively spent on a writing class I signed up for a few weeks ago. I’m well into week two, videos watched, readings done, classroom comments made. I’ve submitted my work and commented on others’ submissions. And now?

I don’t like it.

I don’t like the readings. I don’t like the focus. I don’t like the assignments. And now I’m all resentful, because all my extra time is spent on stuff I don’t like.

What to do? Spend another four weeks on something I don’t like? Or become a . . . quitter?

It turns out the answer wasn’t that difficult. The damn class was free. I’m the boss of me, right? What is my problem?


So I am now relaxing, in a cushy robe, some shades, and very refreshing beverage, happily focusing on my own story. Well, not “my” story – I’ll never tell that story. My made-up story about drugs and crime and murder. Totally made up.


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2 Responses to Quitting? Or Facing the Truth That Some Things Aren’t Worth the Time?

  1. That pic totally made me smile. 🙂

    Enjoy your extra time. When it’s time for your next project, you’ll know it. And you’ll be all refreshed and renewed and ready to go. 🙂

    • Lee says:

      I love spa puppy! I wanted to design a website around her, but she’s so pink and happy and I’m so . . . not. Dumping the class was the right decision. I already feel refreshed, and I’m just back to working on my novel.