Well, there she is again, batting her eye lashes trying to invade your thoughts.
Miss Prissy, Little Pain In The Bottom, Green Eyed Monster.
She can be a pesky monster that likes to mess with your self esteem, make you question your talent and direction. She even has a clever knack of skewing reality and reeking havoc on your state of mind.
Don't let her do it to you. Tell her to be on her merry way and bother someone else because you have better things to do than spend time with her!
We've all been there and it's something we're not proud of admitting. But let's face it , this field gives one ample opportunities to get a little green. I'm a freelance children's book illustrator because ....I want to illustrate children's books. When one of my ever so talented friends gets that "dream assignment" or achieves the goal that I have set for myself yet haven't quite reached...sure it affects me.
But you know what? I don't think "envy" is really the appropriate label for this feeling. I think we're simply experiencing, yearning. A yearning because we too want to be a success at what what we do.
So how do I handle Miss Prissy, Little Pain In The Bottom,Green Eyed Monster?
*Well, first I take a soak in a hot bath and sulk.
*Then,I try to remind myself that we all have a purpose in this world and since I truly feel like this career is where I belong...then the opportunities will come...when it's time.
*And then I try to focus on what I have achieved so far and count my blessings because there are many.
*Then I scold myself for a few minutes when I realize that I should be more grateful and stop comparing myself to others.
*And finally, I work on a plan. What can I work on next? What can I do today to get one step closer towards my goal?
Yes, Miss Prissy ,Little Pain In The Bottom ,Green Eyed Monster I see you there batting your eyelashes at me. Go on now,scoot,I have work to do.