If you’ve been following along since the beginning of the year, and honestly, even before that, you know that I’ve been in constant exploration of figuring out how to cut back on the requirements we (and others) give us.
For me, it was saying no to a lot of trips and events this year. I didn’t know why, but I felt this overwhelming need to create space. Turned out, that the space and freedom I needed would be to deal with being laid off, losing my uncle and some unexpected travel to deal with all of the above and more.
But then those events and trips come and go, and the pictures are on the internet just reminding me that I’m not there. But because I decided to make it that way. Saying no isn’t always easy, but I found that three things helped me keep my sanity this summer, and I hope that they can help you too if you’ve ever regretted opting out.
Welcome to The FOMO Episode.