Conquering FOMO

For anyone out there that doesn’t know what FOMO is, it’s the Fear Of Missing Out. In the past year or so, I’ve felt like my FOMO has really calmed down since university when it was off the charts and I couldn’t say no to anything – I was very broke. But recently, in the past few weeks especially, my FOMO has been particularly present/ off the charts.

You may not know but I recently quit my job (last day tomorrow) and also booked a holiday to Bali (stupidly some may say) so I’ve been laying low and picking up shifts at my parents restaurant for some extra cash. Now I love my parents but working in Pinner whilst your friends are downing tequila shots is not easy. I know it’s temporary but I honestly miss being the stupid friend who buys the tequila trays on a Tuesday night.

Thus this is my life and probably will be for a while longer since I won’t really have an an income for a few months. Sometimes in life sacrifices do have to be made as cliche as that sounds. My parents always used to tell me about how hard it was when they moved their life over here and opened the restaurant but they’ve had it for over 15 years now and even though some days I know they say they hate it, it truly is a dream come true.

I don’t know many people in life who can just decide to own a restaurant or pursue their dreams with no money and I’ve definitely been lucky enough to have relatively above average salaries since leaving uni – not that I’ve saved a penny until 2 months ago but only now can I appreciate how hard it is to truly do something you love and that it will probably mean having to sacrifice luxuries like going out for dinners every week or festivals and holidays in summer – why can’t we have it all I always ask. I have a lot of plans for where I want my blog to go and am driven now more than ever to work towards this goal.

I guess what I’m saying is, a bit of FOMO now is nothing to achieve a happy and successful life later.

You got this!

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