Dealing With Negative Relationships
Unfortunately, as the old saying goes, misery loves company. When someone is trying to better themselves and pursue their dreams, frequently the people around them feel threatened and jealous. Chances are, your friends are seeing both your courage and your strength, and they are scared.
When we operate from fear—which it seems your friends are—we cannot support others because we are focused on our own limitations and negative beliefs. If your friends cannot support you in the healthy changes you are choosing to make, you may have to choose to make new friends.
It would be great if the friends you have now would suddenly support you. Remember, as you make personal and professional changes in your life, you may attract and meet new people who respond positively to the new, healthy you. If you get that dream job, you may find new friends there who really get that part of your life and personality.
I encourage you to keep pressing forward and dare to live your dreams!