Recently I’ve been suffering from FOMO. As much as I hate to admit it, it’s true. So many people in my life have been going through positive and exciting changes in their lives such as marriage, engagements,graduations, being in a committed relationship, dating well you get the picture. My life has is at a standstill compared to my friends and if I didn’t uproot my life and move I would be included in some of these events. My location is causing me to feel the fear of missing out and also I have not experienced certain things that others have gone through and it sucks. I want to have those experiences or be included in events going on in my friend’s lives. It also feels that I have not accomplished as much as them. Yes, I know it is such a bad thing to compare your successes against others but I feel so behind at life. Basically, my life has been a huge mess since I moved and has just been very up and down. There has not been a constant since I moved and it has been a roller coaster of changes, frustrations, and happiness. There has been no stagnant since ht move and I have definitely felt fear of missing out, especially on the romantic front. Hence the dating dilemma posts and my attempt at online dating. It is funny because I told myself that I wouldn’t have fomo and would stop comparing myself and my life to that of my friends. Did that happen? No way and it sucks. Somehow I need to stop this fear of missing out especially in the romance area and just live my life. Well, it is easier said than done I guess. But I do not want to be left behind or always the last of my friends to do things. Being last sucks and I am last a lot if not all the time when it comes to things with my friends. In all honesty I think this post was more of a rambling and brain dump post. Ugh, how I sometimes need to just get things out of my head.
Have any of you experienced fomo? What was it concerning and how did you deal with it?