I hate to admit it, but I need to.
I am a very jealous person.
I don’t know if it has something to do with my low self-esteem and comparing myself to others, or if it’s just the Social Media culture of my generation that has put all the world’s braggings out there for everyone to see.
Every time someone gets an agent or book deal – I get jealous
Every time someone gets more comments on a picture of their new baby on Facebook – I get jealous
Every time someone gets more comments on their blog than me – I get jealous.
Jealousy is such an ugly thing and I really hate it, but it’s SO hard to hide that green eyed monster. Sometimes we all just have to stop, put down the computer, and just be thankful for what we have. I’m not saying that Social Media is making this whole jealousy thing worse, or that I’m narcissistic whenever something that I think people should be envious of happens. But I do think sometimes it’s best just to step away from it all and then really look at what you have. We have to stop looking at what we don’t have or what we really want and look at all the things that we have accomplished.
I have finished two manuscripts
I have a beautiful daughter and loving husband
I have a great job that pays the bills so that I can continue writing
These are what we should all focus on instead of the jealous aspects of our lives. And slowly…I need to learn to practice what I preach.
Do you get jealous? How do you deal with jealousy?