I'm guilty of comparing myself to other people. I think most people are. It's just a part of life. Sometimes, I'll get on Facebook and look at what people my age are doing with their lives, and I envy them for moving out of Louisiana or getting to travel to exotic places or landing their dream jobs. I start picturing how my perfect life looks like and start beating myself up for not having everything that I want. Then I give myself a wake-up call.
Hellooooo! You're only 24!
I think it's awesome to have goals. I have quite a few myself, but one of my goals shouldn't be to be like everyone I graduated with. Life is a journey that we all take on our own. Maybe my life won't lead to me living on the beach and working as an event planner with 3 novels that I published on the side (actually, I highly doubt it), but that doesn't mean my life isn't awesome!
Just because your life isn't how you pictured it ten years ago, doesn't mean it isn't perfect. You're where you are right now because that's where you're supposed to be. Everything you want will come in due time as long you have the patience and the drive to work for it.