| I'm a FOMO |

I'm a FOMO // I don't think this is actually an acronym in real life but it's a real one in my life. 

You know what it means?  Once you hear what it means, you'll be like...OH!!! Yeah, I'm totally that person!  Or you'll be like...OH!!!! That's totally Shawna ;-)

F O M O // Fear Of Missing Out

Living in a social media world there is plenty that I see that I'm not part of that I "miss out on" -- not that I was even invited but woosh, that feeling or pang of "I would love to be there, to do that...etc"

For example, two of my friends took their daughters to get their ears pierced yesterday; one was her first holes the other was her third or fourth...but the overwhelming feeling to go and pierce something came over me. 

I may or may not have gone upstairs to see if my belly piercing was still able to receive the stud.  For your information it was completely able.  Shock and awe I know! 

It wasn't that I want to have a daughter to go get something pierced with..that actually didn't even cross my mind until I started writing this post. It's just about "ooooh, I love piercing...what else can I pierce?!" {I can hear my parents cringing as they read this! LOL}

While I live my life and do what I love when I want to, I end up missing out on other things that are going on.  For instance when we are on our family camping trip this august I will miss a baby shower and a wedding shower.  I'm SO sad to be missing out on these events; not that I won't be so happy to be away with my family doing our own thing but just that I'm sad I'll be missing out. 

I'm a total FOMO 

All this came to mind while I prepared the gifts to drop off to the appropriate locations for both parties.  I'm so so sad not to be everywhere I want to be when I want to.  See, cause ideally I would be camping and at the showers & visiting with out of town guests.  But realistically I have to choose one over the other and at the end of the day I'm perfectly happy knowing I've done my best to show my love to the couples parties I'm missing out on.  I don't think my absence will be missed; I'm just a FOMO. 

As I've aged my FOMO-ness has relaxed.  I want to do it all, be it all, make it all -- that's just my nature.  Realistically I just end up double booking myself all over the place and nobody {especially my Mr.} is happy.  

So I'm content to wrap up these gifts and send my note of FOMO sorriness along with the gift.  Maybe I've turned into a SFOMO -- Sometimes Fear Of Missing Out..because realistically my family are the ones that are at the top of the chain for me; and that's exactly where they should be. 

It's okay to miss out on things that are important to me because making memories for my boys is what's more important right now.  

Thanks to having majorly talented friends to whip together sweet little gifts // my friend Olga made a delightful hat for my sweet second cousin that is about to arrive..{I'm a sucker for great packaging too // makes my life that much easier!}

Off I go to deliver these gifts and to let go of my FOMO-ness ;-) 


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