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Quitters’ Club

Paige Connor, Staff Writer

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Everybody quits something. It’s a part of growing up and going through life. You learn how to walk, figure out how to ride a bike, quit something you no longer care about, get your first job, go to college; it’s a normal thing to do. Quitting is fun. Quitting is exciting. Breaking from routine is always good for you; it builds character.

People quit for a multitude of reasons. Either they lose interest in something they once cared about, or maybe they just wanted to piss someone off. Everywhere you turn there is someone that has quit something. There are quitters all around us. Quitting could be something big or small. Nixon quit being president, and I’ve quit almost every sport I’ve played.

Juniors Tommy Larson and Bryan Leers have both quit sports during their time at Rolling Meadows High School.

“I quit [baseball] because I did not have a satisfactory experience while playing, when I actually played,” Larson said.

After his freshman year, Larson realized he was playing with kids who were at a lower skill level than him, thus decreasing his passion for the sport.

Leers on the other hand was facing an entirely different problem with football after his sophomore year.

“I liked having a summer,” Leers said. “It was fun but not the seven hour a day practices. Free time is key. I love the sport but all the time I spent in it didn’t seem worth it again.”

Both Larson and Leers feel that you should quit only if you have a valid reason. Senior Jenny Srnak believes that if something makes you unhappy, you shouldn’t continue to do it -whatever ‘it’ is. You also shouldn’t give up so easily.

Srnak quit working at Kohl’s in part because of the upcoming volleyball season.

“I got paid minimum wage to clean up inconsiderate people’s messes,” Srnak said. “[When I quit] it felt like I was released from hell. I had to wear flats five hours a day and my feet stopped hurting after I left.”

Junior Olga Gomeniouk quit working in telemarketing to start volunteering.

“It was bittersweet leaving, and I still miss some people, but I felt better knowing that I was doing good in the community,” Gomeniouk said.

Even though there is a bad connotation around people who quit on things,everyone should feel that if something no longer makes you happy, quitting is always a viable option. If there was ever a creation of a Quitter’s Club, the only way Srnak would join is if there was eating and sleeping involved because she said that’s what she does now.


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