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What happens when you just want to quit?

Posted by Deidre Rienzo on

Hi, I'm Deidre. In my posts, I talk about my voyage down the road of self-employment as a website copywriter, my achievements and roadblocks along the way, and what I’m learning as I go (with Marketing Mentor as my guide).

Step away from the computer, Deidre. I keep telling myself this, but not doing it.

I haven’t left the house in nearly three days. I’m starting to make silly mistakes, and as hard as I try, I’m only barely keeping up with the creative production line that I’ve committed myself to.

I just keep thinking … if I only work a little more I’ll get it done. But my mind is dull and my words are taking forever to come together—and to meet the sort of quality where I’ll deem them acceptable.

However, for the past three weeks, I’ve been working what feels like nonstop, and it’s still not done. Things are taking a lot longer than I expect them to. The only thing that is done is my sanity. I’m starting to lose it!

I was just writing a bio, and I wrote: “James is Kate’s wife…” and didn’t see anything wrong with this sentence for at least 20 minutes.

Step away from the computer, Deidre.

Has my brain turned to mush?

Today I yelled to Ilise, I just feel like quitting! Why I am doing this? I’m stressed, I’m lucky to be showered, and I’m still making less than I did at my first job out of college! What gives?

Ilise said things are constantly changing, our schedules shift, we make mistakes, and sometimes we “just gotta roll with it.” I’m not good at rolling with it! If there’s one thing that has taught me this, it’s being self-employed. I wish there was a program I could buy that would give me “rolling with it” capabilities.

Do we all feel like quitting sometimes?

I miss the days of collecting a lofty paycheck and working 9-5. I know I knew I loved working for myself, but some days (TODAY) it just seems so hard!

Fresh air deprivation could be the cause…
Or maybe a good rant was simply in order?

How do you stay sharp? What do you do when you feel like quitting? And how do you find balance between it all?

I’m going out for a walk right now. I might just keep on walking.
If you don’t hear from me next week, send a search party.


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