FOMO is such a funny concept. Instagram and Twitter are wonderful outlets to research everything that’s going on in the world that you’re not participating in, but if you’re like me you’re too busy trying to figure out what the fuck those letters mean?! I am always the last person to know what the latest internet acronym adds up too, fact. SO after a lot of scribbling random letters on paper and casually trying to squeeze it out of my friends without embarrassing myself, I finally figured out FOMO = fear. of. missing. out.
As it turns out I’ve been having FOMO about FOMO, see what I did there?
So as we now know, I clearly have FOMO about up and coming internet acronyms, but I also have FOMO about real life important things. Currently, I’m experiencing this because anyone who is breathing knows that it’s New York Fashion Week and anyone who is anyone is there except me and you if you’re reading this. I know, I know it’s not super important or life changing but it’s New York Fashion Week, if you have half a brain you understand the importance.
But NYFW aside, there is so much that I’m afraid I’ll miss out on. As I begin my senior year of college (gag me), I can’t stop thinking about jobs, places I want to see and goals that I want to accomplish. I’m one of those people who doesn’t just have one dream job or one place they want to live. I WANT IT ALL.
I get stressed picking out nail polish when I’m getting a mani/pedi, don’t even ask me to tell you what the fuck I should do for the rest of my life. Its usually a battle between what do I do with myself until I can retire and omg there is so much I want to do and I don’t have enough time to do it. Basically I’ve come to the conclusion that I need nine lives, like a cat.
But seriously, I want to travel all over the world, write a book, raise a family, marry the love of my life, have a dog, adopt a kid, be a #bossbitch and a killer CEO all while making enough money to afford my expensive shoe habit.
But do I have enough time to do everything I want?!? Do you see my problem here people?!
I guess the answer is no, I probably won’t have enough time to do everything I truly want to do. Maybe some of the dreams I have are fleeting because of my FOMO, as in it’s something I want to do in the moment because of something I saw on Instagram or Facebook. I find myself saying things like, “I want to own my own business,” or “I want to move to Seattle,” and then a week later my feelings have changed and I decide that instead of Seattle, it’s Boston.
The best part of all this indecisiveness and FOMO is that we are still young, we still have time to decide and try out jobs or places or boyfriends and if they’re not for you, then that’s OK. We’re all twentysomethings who have dreams and aspirations and mistakes to make and companies to run and books to write.
To myself and the rest of the twentysomethings that feel the same way I do, take a deep breath, IT WILL BE OKAY. As long as you are happy you are not missing out on anything! Let your FOMO keep you motivated to always keep dreaming and never stop trying to better yourself.
Hilary Duff is law. Don’t ever forget it!