My dear hubby and I went on a trip to Newport. (You can see some pics of my visit here) Since it was a bus tour, we had limited say in many matters. This actually became a good thing as I realized what FOMO is and how to deal with it.
For those of you who don’t know what FOMO is – FOMO is the Fear Of Missing Out. It is the anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website. You might have experienced it without being aware of it. Anyway, do google it for more information.
So, coming to the point, In Newport, on our way to Fort Adams, the bus took us via the famous Bellevue avenue (This is the place which has the amazing mansions) I couldn’t decide whether to look on my left or to my right. It was sooo beautiful. This is when I experienced the FOMO but I decided to look out from my window. At least I could see the ones I was seeing properly and could give them the attention they deserved. Who knows, my hubby will take me there again later. So, I concentrated on one side.
We reached Fort Adams and after a small break, the tour took us to downtown. And? What do you know? The bus took the same route and I got to see the castles on the other side. LUCKY ME!
I learned a very very important lesson. It is more important to pay attention to what you are doing at a given time. There is limited time in life and wouldn’t it be better to do one thing nicely than do two things in such a way that you don’t do justice to either? I know that I don’t do this all the time, so please keep me in your prayers and I hope we are focussed enough to do one thing correctly at one time.
When I think about that day, I wonder what made me look in one direction and one direction only. I think it was Faith and surrender. For me, the visit to Newport was a blessing in itself. My hubby rarely gets the time for such full day out of the state visits, so when he said yes, it was slightly unbelievable. Secondly, If I was to see something, I am sure that I will not miss it. Now or later. Hence, probably I chose to look on one side. Does this make sense to you? I hope I can continue with this feeling. It makes life simpler 😀