Lately I’ve been burning with jealousy. Friends have been inviting me to travel or telling me of their intended trips which makes me green with envy. The bad news is, I’m deskbound until the middle of the year with work and endless engagements. Which makes me feel worse since I have not been able to travel. And that is when travel envy pokes its head out.
The five stages starts off slowly.
Stage One: You are in awe of each travel story. You put it on your bucket list. You embrace every new destinations you read about.
Which makes you move up to,
Stage Two: You also want to have the same experience. You negotiate your budget with yourself. You decide to make your pennies count.
And that leads to,
Stage Three: You realise that you need a huge mountain of pennies. You look through photos uploaded by friends on Facebook to justify the trip. You despair of ever going.
And then, you get to,
Stage Four: Denial. You still insist that you can make it. You stop socialising and reading online in the hopes that you don’t get to hear of more stories. You decide that Facebook and Twitter is EVIL.
It’s been a long journey but you have made it to,
Stage Five: You accept that it is a big world and that you cannot possibly visit every single place. Repeat constantly “I will not be envious. I will not be envious. I will not be envious.”
So my conclusion?
I’ve decided that since I cannot possibly get EVERYWHERE, at least I get to read about SOMEWHERE.
Do you get travel envy too? How do you deal with yours? Please do share!! 🙂