I struggle a lot with jealousy, especially within my own family. When I spend a large amount of time with my family, as I prepare to do while writing this post, jealousy is a huge topic in my mind. I’m jealous of my sisters and their boyfriends, for the most part.
Rarely does it cross my mind that anyone would be jealous of me, though. Over the past few weeks, a few of my friends and/or former coworkers have told me that I’m lucky- I get a start over. A new job, wherever I want, doing whatever I want. They are stuck back at school and I have a new beginning. I’ve also been traveling a lot while they are either bored at home or working part-time, with little or no trips on the horizon.
I was kind of blown away.
The fact that others would be jealous of my decision to quit my job…it’s been on my mind alot. I told the girls that if I had my way, I wouldn’t have a new beginning. I would rather be working at the school again, in a secure job, than trying to figure out the next step in my life.
And yet, they envy that new beginning I’ve been dealt.
The grass is always greener, isn’t it? Have you embraced new beginnings in your life recently? It’s hard…but it’s life, and I’ll do my best to be okay with it. Change is hard.