Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jealous????? You betcha.

Jealousy, the green eyed monster is back. I haven't seen him in ages and wasn't sure if what I was feeling was him or some heartburn starting. I was catching up on facebook since I haven't been on there in ages and I read a post from Max to his girlfriend about his upcoming leave (vacation). His unit is taking a break and going to Okinawa for a couple of months to replace some members injured during an IED attack. He is taking leave during that time before they go back to Afghanistan.

While reading the posts I saw a message from Max to his girlfriend about him looking forward to seeing her. I wrote a note about it and found out she is going to Okinawa to see him. I had a funny feeling in my chest and wasn't sure what it was at first. Then memories slowly started to kick in and I realized I was actually jealous. I am a pretty easygoing person so being jealous was a feeling that I haven't had in ages.

One, I didn't even know about the trip and had to read in on Facebook of all places. Two, I love to travel and have only been overseas once on a cruise. That was just a western carribean cruise and since I was on a cruise ship and my passport is still empty I don't think it really qualifies. Three, I am not going to get to see him for a year since he is taking leave there and not coming home.

I have tried to plan a couple of trips but life kept getting in the way. For example, I was going to meet a boyfriend in Paris for New Years 2000 but because of the Y2K hype everyone at my hospital was banned from taking vacation from Thanksgiving to February. I seriously considered quitting just so I wouldn't miss a once in a lifetime opportunity. Someday I will get that darned passport filled.

So what do I do with this monster. I haven't dealt with him in ages and not sure what to do. Strange, weird, and not a good thing.......


  1. I get a big twinge of jealousy every time I read about another RVer selling their house or making the final step and going full time!

    Then i say I'm glad for them and get busy with my own work. Jealousy only comes when someone else does or has what you want. Best remedy is to figure out how to do something toward your own accomplishment of the goal. If your not willing to work toward it, then jealousy will simmer just that much linger.

    You can only do so much in one day. Get busy, plan a trip!

  2. Sounds like it's time for a little excursion of your own~ Somewhere warm and sunny perhaps?
    I agree with Merikay, make some plans!

  3. Thanks for the comments. I agree with what you say. Sadly I can't take a trip right now but I am planning a trip this summer with the 2 youngest ones with a warm beach in mind. As for that passport deal, I figure the money would be more well spent being saved towards that RV.