deal with people complaining about the same things over and over again any more! Not today! My mom just sent me the 1,670,302nd message about how no one understands her terrible situation and my dad is horrible to her and I know! that's why I don't talk to him anymore! It's been three years since you started talking about leaving, fucking leave already! and I know I should be more sympathetic, I know how hard it is to leave an abusive situation, but I just can't. Life is too short to constantly talk about unhappy things and I just have no patience for it right now.

So instead, I want to celebrate: 1) I have a paid day off tomorrow for the holiday!!! 2) I got a volunteer position with the Citizen Review Board, which reviews foster care cases, and it's awesome and it also puts me in contact with exactly the right people I need to get to know in order to figure out what I want to do long-term. 3) I'm reading this awesome book called Emotional Intelligence and it's helping me understand everyone I know better!

What are you guys celebrating today? How do you deal with people in your life who you love but whose negativity brings you down?