Wednesday, February 6, 2013

IWSG

First Wednesday of the month, so you know what that means!

Time for IWSG!



I thought I was going to post on jealousy and how sometimes it's not actually jealousy but just a reminder of how bad you may want something. And how sometimes, you don't want that reminder, you just want to put your head down and work hard.

But now I'm in a pretty good mood (though, I'm ridiculously hot because Twin turned the oven to self clean and heated up the house. And it first it was awesome (because this is MN in Feb, after all) but now it's just too much) and I don't quite remember what I was going to say about it.

Though, now that I glance past my ridiculous parentheticals, I realize I kind of already said something. Huh. Yay?

Anyhoo, just remember, everyone has their own journey in their own time. And if you're going to be jealous of someone's success, you have to be jealous of EVERYTHING (like the times they stayed home working instead of hanging out with friends.) You don't get to give up something bad in your life and replace it with the best thing in someone else's life. No one gets only good things. Yeah? Yeah.



P.S. It's my B-day tomorrow (Yay!) which means I have the rest of the week off from work (super yay!) which also means I'll be doing things around town, which finally means I won't be online much, so no post on Friday.

Have a great weekend!


 

17 comments:

Aurora Smith said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday early! Will Yvie sing?
No one only gets the good things. Wow, that nailed it.

Matthew MacNish said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah! Enjoy your time off.

Slamdunk said...

Good thought Sarah. Jealousy can be a powerful motivator, but it is up to us to control those feelings and use them in a positive way.

And, Happy early b-day.

Rena said...

Happy early birthday!

And yeah, I know what you mean about the jealousy thing, and I think you make a really good point about not replacing the bad with just good. Where it gets hard is when it feels like we're working our tail feathers off and still not getting anywhere, yanno?

Have fun with your birthday celebrations.

Hannah Kincade said...

Yeah, I have to remind myself constantly that I'll get my book published on my time. It gets hard when you see others get their dream, but then I remember that we had different dreams. And even if we have the same dream, everything isn't going to end up the same.

Happy early birthday!

Anne Gallagher said...

Happy Happy Birthday Sarah. I hope you have a great birthday week.

LD Masterson said...

Happy Birthday (in four hours).

And I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one doing dialogue in the shower.

DL Hammons said...

Absolutely, you have to take the good with the bad! Cherry picking the success is bad form.

I hope you have a wonderful Birthday tomorrow!! :)

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

You ARE ridiculously hot. *wink

lovely Sarah *smooches. Don't be jealous cause you got it goin' on in spades...

Jamie Gibbs said...

Happy birthday for tomorrow, Sarah! You're right too; putting people on pedestals won't end well, especially since you don't know the sacrifices made to get them to that level of success.

Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

M. J. Joachim said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy the rest of the week off! Love the quote, btw:)

Cheree Smith said...

Fantastic post, and Happy Birthday. Enjoy the rest of the week off!

Southpaw said...

Hey, Happy Birthday!

Trisha F said...

Hope you had a brilliant b'day! :)

I'm not really jealous of others yet 'cause I haven't even tried to get where they are. Once I've tried and endlessly failed, maybe I'll be jealous :P

Catherine Stine said...

Happy Birthday!
All we can do is work to our best and most creative self, and wish others well. Hard to always uphold but a worthy chore.

Kelley Lynn said...

It's my bday month too!

And very good point. If we want to be jealous, we should first realize all it took for that person to get to the place where we're jealous :)

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