I think Caroline Manzo put it perfectly when she said, with a thick Jersey accent, "When you hang out with trash, you start to smell like trash". I do not want to smell like trash. I am trying to be a better version of myself. The lady my parents raised me to be. And therefore, garbage is no longer in my life. For various reasons, but mostly because I said so. And if that means having my family, my boyfriend, my best friend, my dog and friends at work that I can count on one hand, then so be it. Quality over quantity. Always.