I know that everyone has struggles but it's hard to stay optimistic when it seems everyone else is doing so much better in life than I am. Over 5 years ago, the company I'd been with for 12 years was absorbed and our jobs moved elsewhere. I'm watching all the updates on Facebook of what my previous coworkers are doing and I can't help but feel like I've done nothing in that time while most of them are doing well.
I'm behind on all my bills, to the point of destroying my credit, and can barely afford to buy groceries but others are taking vacations, moving, buying houses, etc. I don't covet what they have but I'm pissed at myself for doing nothing with my life while others appear to be doing so much. I haven't gotten ahead...I'm actually further behind now than 5 years ago.