I’m having the hardest time being happy for my friends. I’m grateful for everything that I have but I can’t help but feel a sting when friends get into new relationships, find new jobs, etc. Those are things I’m working towards, and want so badly! I just haven’t made as much progress as I’d like- things eventually balance out right? I’m trying to remind myself it won’t feel like this forever

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Same. I’m turning 30 and I feel so so so behind. Friends are married, have kids, own their first apartment, own TWO apartments...and Im here sharing a rented apartment with my roommate who is a 22 year old grad student. She’s super wonderful but I just feel left behind in life.


It’s tough! Obviously I want the best for other people, but it’s hard to feel like you’re constantly on the sidelines waiting for your turn


Comparison is the thief of joy.

You don’t know what things those friends wish they had or envy about others. But you do know what you have and are grateful for. Work on changing your mindset from “I want that 😢” to “I would like that, but until then, I want to enjoy this (whatever “this” may be).”


I like that! Comparison is the thief of joy, but sadly also part of my personality lol. But yes, trying to focus on and enjoy the present is also important



Hey I totally feel the same

I’m turning 30 this year

Honestly we just have to keep at it and enjoy the journey


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