I was going through the notes on my phone when I found one from October that had the title of this post, followed by a list:
Don’t waste time on jobs, people, etc. who steal your happiness.
Find your community.
I’m not sure what was going on the day or week that I wrote this down, but I’m happy I did. And I’m happy I came across it today. Do you ever find notes to yourself at just the right moment? It’s pretty fun, actually. Just leave random notes in your phone (or around the house — that’s even MORE fun), something obscure and ideally lacking context, and I bet when you find it, it’ll bring you at least a teeny bit of joy.