Do you ever wish you could just quit?featured

Here’s me, writing this post in Washington Square Park, the bride married to amazement, the groom who holds the world.

Sometimes, when people ask me what I do, I say I am a professional quitter.

Many years ago, I became a PhD engineer. I quit.

Then, I started a boutique public relations firm. I quit.

Next, I thought maybe being a taxi driver on the island of Martha’s Vineyard was the answer. After that, too, I quit.

Nothing felt quite right. Here’s why:

I was making choices based on what I thought I wanted in the future instead of the truth of who right I was right now and my correct relationship to the world.

The good news was, by having the courage to quit what did not feel truly important and authentic, I made room for what is important right now.

What kind of life do you want?


I want a life where I can respond correctly and meticulously to each moment. I don’t want to make up stories about who I should be. I want to be.

Who am I, just now? How can I help, just now?

I want to trust this, just as it is. Some people call this living according to their values.

What about you? How do you want to live? Do you just want to be? Do you want to help the world?

This email is intended to encourage you to trust those impulses.

There is so much more to say about all this, of course. But also, nothing more to say.

The poet Mary Oliver writes:

“When it is all over, I want to say: I was a bride married to amazement.

“I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.”

Quit your attachment to all ideas of who you should be and what you should do.


Be the bride married to amazement. Be the groom taking the world in your arms.

And if you want help with that, consider joining this group I am starting. Time is running out. There are just a few spots. We start in June. Find out more here.

PS If you skipped to the end, the question is, do you want to be amazed by life and share that amazement in ways that help the world? Do you need help with that? Then check out my mastermind group. It starts in June and spots are getting filled.

Join the Good Life Conversation