Jobs, drugs and religion: why these people are calling it quits
There can be power in walking away and throwing in the towel
Quitting can sometimes get a bad reputation.
But there is a power in walking away from a situation that is no longer serving you — whether it's a job, an addiction, or a relationship.
On this episode of Now or Never, meet people who've recently called it quits on something meaningful in their life — and the aftermath of making such a big decision.
- For 16 years, Leah Gorham worked as a nurse in New Brunswick. Then, after she was attacked by a patient, she just couldn't do it anymore. She joins us from her big rig truck to talk about the joys of being a new trucker, and the guilt of leaving nursing.
- Kaitlin (last name withheld) returns home for Mother's Day weekend and sits down with her mom Sharon, to talk about her struggle to quit meth over the past seven years — and the toll it's taken on both of them.
- After 31 years in business, Sandy Doyle was more than ready to shut down her restaurant Blondie's Burgers in Winnipeg. But is she ready to quit her "Blondie" persona, too?
- "I am a quitter and I am proud of it!" For Courtney Wright, the journey to no longer identifying as a Christian has been long and painful. But today, she's finding the gifts in leaving it behind.
- And kids share words of encouragement to other kids thinking of quitting an activity.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a substance addiction, here's a link to resources across the country.