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By Anne Simpkinson

I Believe in Quitting

All I can say is: Wow!

This piece on quitting is one of the most powerful statements of personal growth and transformation I have read in a long time. Thank you, Therese Borchard and Drama Queen, for putting this out there.

What resonated with me was the message that with awareness we really can build a life that is ours. That we can empower ourselves, but that it doesn’t come cheap. The process sometimes requires hitting bottom, sacrifice, sometimes painful choices. But while it may be an imperfect life, it is ours.

Anne Simpkinson is the online managing editor of guideposts.org. She co-authored Soul Work: A Field Guide for Spiritual Seekers and has edited two anthologies entitled Sacred Stories: A Celebration of the Power of Stories to Transform and Heal and Nourishing the Soul: Discovering the Sacred in Everyday Life. A spiritual practice, good friends, lakeside cottage and two lovely feline companions continue to transform and enrich her life.