There are a lot of people in my life who are really brilliant, talented and cool - and though it isn't a pretty thing to admit, I do envy many of them to greater and lesser degrees. I try to keep it constructive, which is why I'm not going to enumerate the (embarassingly long) list. It's a lot more productive for me to use those unpleasant feelings to spur myself to do things like, say, take Tae Kwon Do and develop my own artistic abilities (and from that a couple of you can probably guess who you are - oops).
The point of this post: a friend of mine has just come back from two years in Japan, and is heading out to live in New Zealand for a bit, and I am so jealous that I can't just pick up and go somewhere wonderful for a bit. The only real thing holding me back at this point is the fact that I have so many people here in New York that I love, and I don't want to leave them - but my wanderlust just got a serious kick in the pants. This is your official warning, people. Plane-ticket-buying and apartment-subletting may occur on short notice.