I have quit and returned many times.

Unlike most people here though, I started out not being paid, then I was being paid, then not being paid, then my audience numbers shrank, then the company started bringing on all these other publishers, people who were being paid.

So, I had good reasons for quitting then. I still do.

It wasn’t until I accepted the last paragraph I wrote — that this is nothing more than a fancy blank page — that I grew more comfortable with things.

Basically, have zero expectations and you will be okay.

Wrote for the New York Times, New York Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Vice, Fader, Vibe, XXL, MTV News, many other places.

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