I Give Up

Catapult | I Give Up
Dear Academia, I Quit

Wait, everyone always implied. Wait till tenure, wait till menopause, then you will be free. I didn’t want to wait to be happy.

Jan 18, 2023
Catapult | I Give Up
I’m No Longer Chasing “Literary Success”

Who doesn’t yearn to be read and recognized?

Dec 5, 2022
Catapult | I Give Up
Why I Gave Up On England

Leaving began to feel like a comfort; if the country couldn’t get out of its rut, then at least I could get out of mine.

Nov 7, 2022
Catapult | I Give Up
I Gave Up Free Shipping, Fast Fashion, and Being Pelit

I had so many clothes, none of them special. More than just a closet refresh, I needed to change my attitude toward clothing, money, and being pelit.

Oct 13, 2022
Catapult | I Give Up
Quitting Beef

Yes, burgers rule. They’re one of America’s truly great exports. They’re also a symbol of ecological tone deafness.

Sep 12, 2022
Catapult | I Give Up
Giving Up Meat Made Me Love Cooking Nigerian Food Again

Cooking without meat has forced me to be creative in the kitchen and expanded the confines of my world.

Jul 6, 2022
Catapult | I Give Up
Getting Sober Again

My two years of sobriety were gone in less than the length of a song.

Jun 9, 2022
Catapult | I Give Up
Learning to Delete the Old Versions of My Digital Self

For a long time, I believed you had to keep these records. I knew so little about who I was and what I wanted.

Catapult | I Give Up
My Dream Career Was Just Beginning When I Let It Go

Just as I was reaching the peak of my abilities—and as the pandemic began—I left professional ballet behind, before ever giving my dreams a proper try.

Jun 8, 2022
Catapult | I Give Up
When Quitting Your Job Is the Answer to Everything

The email some anonymous stranger had sent to my boss was an agonizing reminder of how I lived, the choices I made, and the priorities I held close.

Jun 8, 2022