Anyway, this phrase popped in my head last night when I was dinnering (I know this isn't a real world) with my friends Maggie and Courtney, who forced me to "celebrate" my birthday (I do appreciate it, I am just being a brat;) We were talking about how we are getting older now and dealing with nonsense isn't really necessary. I define nonsense as people and things that make you feel a) annoyed (i.e. want to roll your eyes) b) bad about yourself (i.e. want to flip a table) or c) extremely bad about yourself (i.e. mope around with all the shades drawn and your sunglasses on a sunny day) in your personal life.
At work, you may need to put up with an awful boss or unnecessary tasks because if not, you're ass will get fired. However, I feel like I am at the point in my life where I am making two groups: In and Out. Does this mean I am going to be a big meanie pants to people I am not a fan of? Absolutely not. Tact and class are very important attributes of a lady such as myself. I am defining the "out" group as people I am going to give less power to. These people can't hurt my feelings or take up my time and energy.
More importantly, I want to focus on the positives, or the ever so lovely "in" group of my life. These are the family and friends that support, love and encourage me. These relationships aren't perfect, but they are valued. Valued relationships get effort. Relationships or acquaintances in the out group...your shi** out of luck.
I'll let you nuggets know how this works out!