Now Or Never

What have you stopped doing?

The pandemic has forced us to stop doing a lot of things. But today on Now or Never you'll meet people who are intentionally choosing to put an end to habits, attitudes - and even careers - that just aren't working for them anymore.

Sometimes there’s a power to saying 'I quit'

'My volatile relationship with music is finally finished... for real.' (Tanya Ryan/Natalie Pinchak Photography)

The pandemic has forced us to stop doing a lot of things:

Hugging. Going to the gym. Just sitting shoulder to shoulder with people.  

But there's a big difference between being forced to stop doing something, and choosing to put an end to something. 

Today on Now or Never, meet people who are intentionally saying goodbye to habits, attitudes — and even careers — that just aren't working for them anymore.

  • A social media post, a symbol of hate and an onslaught of racist comments. Those three things pushed Katia Maxwell out of her comfort zone and into action, when she decided to stop being silent about the racism in her community of Stratford, Ont., and start using her voice to fight back.
  • When Tanya Ryan began her musical career, her goal was to become the Taylor Swift of Canada. But after 12 long years, Tanya is hanging up her guitar for good — and coming to terms with who she is, now that the house lights have come up and her final song has played.
  • For the past nine years, Susan Kendal Urbach has accepted that peeing herself occasionally is a consequence from having delivered a child. But that all changed this year, when she stopped accepting it as a normal part of 'mom life' — and did something to change it.
  • Scrolling through endless negative stories and angry opinions on social media can take its toll on a person. It did for Karen K. Ho, until she decided to stop "doomscrolling" and start reminding others that in order to feel "on," you need to log off.

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