Jealousy is a warning sign that something is seriously wrong in your life.
Kristine Katherine Rusch’s Freelancers Survival Guide
I’ve tried to address this topic before, but apparently jealousy and envy are cyclical (much like the news cycle, to my chagrin). The post linked above (and here) by Kristine Katherine Rusch made me feel a lot less frustrated.
Yes, there’s enough room for all of us on this creative boat. But when someone in your field pops onto the scene and finds immediate success within your personal circle and major news outlets?
It smarts a little bit.
Hopefully by the time this posts I’ll be past my crankiness and into the “Mature, enlightened happiness for others,” phase. If not, there’s always bacon.