Here’s to the ones who aren’t afraid to quit,
To the ones who put down crappy books,
who drop out of school if it doesn’t light them up,
who walk away from ill-fitting relationships,
who fall asleep during boring movies.
Here’s to the ones who aren’t afraid to bail,
to leave a crappy restaurant,
to turn down a date that didn’t jolt them with excitement,
to quit their well-paying but life-draining career to pursue their dreams,
to donate gifts they just got that they aren’t really into.
Here’s to the ones who only settle for a resounding “Fuck Yes!”
Who draw a strong line between what’s worth their time and what’s not,
Who chase dreams instead of pay-cheques,
Who own their choices with honesty and transparency,
Who don’t glorify “sticking it out.”
Here’s to the quitters, the bailers, the mind-changers,
here’s to the one’s who follow their intuition
who aren’t jolted by perceived pressures
of how they’re meant to exist.
Who realize the implications of having one shot
at one life, with one mind, and one body.
by not fearing what could happen
if they dare to follow their heart.
Love elephant and want to go steady?
Author: Alix Koloff
Apprentice Editor: Guenevere Neufeld / Editor: Catherine Monkman
Photo: Hieu LaVoce