You’ve heard of FOMO?
Fear of Missing Out.
Over the last several months looking at what other people have done on quarantine, I have coined a new phrase.
I am missing out.
As a working nurse who works between 40-50 hours a week, plus 98 hours of call, I cannot help but fear I am missing something.
I have not baked bread.
I have not decluttered my closet.
I have not read more.
I have not participated in a Zoom happy hour.
I have not had my groceries delivered.
However, looking at that list I realize I sound a little whiny.
I will be reframing my thoughts to the best of my ability.
I have worked my regularly scheduled shifts.
I have received both vaccine shots.
I have not gotten sick due to strict masking and handwashing.
My husband has the ability to work from home.
I would like to read more but I find myself doing the same things when I am not at work.
And let’s face it, I would not participate in a Zoom happy hour.