Sunday, 4 May 2014

Quick Post: Life Envy Rant

I have to confess. I've been dealing with some major fear of missing out the last few days. Well maybe not even that, I think it's just life envy. I know I shouldn't be comparing my situation to others but with social media and peoples lives being so out there, it's kind of difficult sometimes. A good friend of mine just got back from a week vacation in Florida, my best friend is going on her honeymoon in a few weeks, everyone and their mothers is taking part of #100happydays and posting photos of them going out every night, eating at awesome restaurants, going to the spa, etc. Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy for them all but I just can't help but to be jealous.

I find myself checking Facebook less and less because it always puts me in a bitter mood and I need to stay focus on what's important in our lives right now: paying down debt. It's a little strange when friends of mine as what is new with me and I don't really have anything interesting to say because I know if I tell them "Well, I've paid down $____ of debt this month, and have been able to save $____ off my grocery bill using coupons and store sales!" they wouldn't really understand how important that is to me, haha.

Okay, now I sound like a misunderstood teenager; or Kanye West.

Anyways, I'm off to live my oh so Instgram-able life: picking up dog poo, doing laundry, working out in my basement, meal planning for the week, cleaning the bathroom, washing floors... I hope I don't make you jealous, lol  ;o) 



  1. Hi,

    I just read your blog from beginning to end and I have seen that you have made great progress not only on your debt repayment but also in your savings. I think you started off saving 9% and now you are up to 15%, that's great! I know you feel envious of your friends and their big fancy trips but I lean more towards this: "over the long run, you’re better off if you strive to be anonymously rich rather than deceptively poor." From the Business Insider article of How to Act like a Millionaire.
    keep up the good work!

  2. Wow, that is an amazing quote! I need to remember this when ever I get discouraged.

    Thank you so much! :)