Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fear

Today’s challenge is about what you’re afraid of. Naturally my biggest fear is losing the people I love, but I think that’s an almost universal one. So I’ll talk about something else!

One of my big fears is not experiencing enough.

Even though I love the idea of being busy, busy, busy, I’m also quite prone to complacency. I mean, I write this to you sitting on my couch in leggings, a blanket over my legs like an old lady, binging on Top Gear on Netflix. And I’m totally happy! But sometimes I worry my tendency to be a homebody means I’m missing out and I really worry about that. I want to say I’ve traveled more, done more with my life, seen many things. Yes, I’m still young, but I always get this nagging feeling when I’m just hanging out, that I should be out! Doing something!

I almost wonder if it’s a generational thing. Don’t your parents have all these awesome stories that seemingly put any you have to shame? Maybe I should say that my fear is not having enough stories!

Anyway, this fear is part of the reason I’ve been a little delinquent with my blogging. For awhile I just wanted to focus my energies doing other things, not being constantly glued to a computer. I do think there’s room for both, but I really needed to step away for a bit and figure out how.

2 comments:

  1. this has a name! it's called FOMO (fear of missing out) and it's super real. i have hidden friends on facebook before who constantly travel or study abroad. i don't want to feel envy towards them--because we chose different paths, different opportunities--but i can't help but feel like i chose the wrong thing for myself when i see someone dancing in buenos aires.

    one way i try to remedy this is by not instagramming when i'm thoroughly enjoying myself. i don't want to miss anything or disengage from a time that could be more vivid in my memory than instagram could suffice.

    when blogging takes over and you stop living your life, it's time to take a step back. obvi you knew that and did it on ya own (;

    xo nicole
    writeslikeagirlblog.com

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    1. Ooh, that's interesting! I bet it's so much more prevalent now that our lives are all over social media - more images to compare yourself to.

      Also, dancing in Buenos Aries? Yeah that would certainly make me question what I'm doing with my life!

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