Are You Brave Enough to Quit?


My husband and I used to be poor. Ask-the-inlaws-for-money poor.

Christmases came with the expectation of gifting every member. We were strapped and bitter until the year we quit. We didn’t expect gifts and we didn’t buy gifts. The first year (+) was rough.

We still avoid holiday shopping like the plague but have found a renewed love for lights, music, and spending meaningful time with those we love.

Ironically, after quitting (and now that we’re not so poor) we give more. Give, not gift. No more gifting material items for ourselves and those we love who already have too much. We give - time and money to charities on the front line and to friends who are where we were. There is nothing more satisfying.

Are you brave enough to quit?