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#GOMO

Can I be honest? FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is an all too real reality for me, and I'm guessing some of you can relate? I know that this is true for me a lot throughout the year, but I feel that especially in the summertime it's really bad.  I have expectations for summer, like we all do, and more often than not they don't necessarily HAPPEN.  

Last summer, I remember that I felt like everyone else around me was traveling, and I wasn't.  If you know anything about me, you should know that traveling is in my blood.  Visiting new places and the thrill of expanding horizons is incredible.  Last summer some of my friends went to TEXAS (That was like the worst.  I want to go to Texas so bad.  Scratch that, I just want to go everywhere.), my neighbors went to Missouri, and the rest went out to South Dakota. A few other friends went to New York multiple times, and let's not even mention all the ones that went camping like all the time.  Oh right, and another friend of mine just casually went to Guatemala
I was just like -- Dudes, take me with you.  But one thing I learned through that was that rather than counting the days, I should make the days count.

This summer, my problem was a little different.  I stayed at home a lot more, and I wasn't as active doing things as other summers.  In a lot of ways, it was nice.  I learned to trust and praise God even through the hard times, because hey, just saying, if I could be busy 25/8 I probably wouldn't mind. (Actually I would.) But, overall I didn't do a lot of things this summer.  So when I heard about Eventbrite's GOMO campaign, which stands for Going Out More Often, I was inspired to share with you my own ideas for GOMO this summer!

Eventbrite is the world's largest self-service ticketing platform.  Simply put, you can type in your location into the Eventbrite website, and it'll help you find out about local events in your area that you can participate in! Another great advantage of this is that you can create and host your own events and use Eventbrite to invite your friends! They support ticket sales and a variety of other features, including discounted options for non-profits so be sure to check out their easy event planning software. Today's post is going to be a few ways  on how YOU can conquer that summer boredom and GOMO with that little bit of summer we have left! I know that it is coming to an end, but at least the warm weather will be here for a little while yet. Let's make the most out of the time we have left!

Whether it's going for a jog in the evening or just strolling around in the morning, go outside and get away from everything else.  Relax and take time to meditate and refocus on what's truly important.  Nature just really speaks to me.  There's something so calm and peaceful about it. And it helps me to get back on track with God and life too.

I love to take a walk in my backyard in the early morning barefoot, because I read these PROVEN (i think?) reasons you should: 1) It rejuvenates your senses and calms the mind (I AM ALWAYS DOWN FOR THAT.) and 2) Stimulates your entire body, including the eyes. And even if not, hey, barefoot is the way to goooo. 

JUST. DO. IT.  JUST DO IT.  I HAVE FAITH IN YOU. (Plus, it is SO worth it.  Like, you can actually get work done.  IT'S SO SHOCKING.) And honestly, at the end of the day it just makes me feel like I actually did something with life.  The feeling is unbeatable, y'all.

Go and sightsee in your own town.  And trust me, I know what it's like to live in a small town where nothing "exciting" happens.  BUT BRO.  YOU make it happen.  There's this little ice cream shop in our town that I love to go to.  (There are people from my school who work there.  That's a smallll town.) Also my local library (although the people who work there aren't very nice :P) has some great spots to just read.  YESSSS!! There's also this little park just up the road from where we live, and it's hidden behind so many houses that it's really nice and secluded.  I LOVE IT.  

Yeah. Guys, just GOMO.
Behold a few reasons.

1. Ever heard that fresh air and sunshine is good for you?
2.  DO THINGS.  Go to a store, go to the library, visit a friend, go to an amusement park, hey you could even go to the bank.  Mine sometimes (like..once a year.  for one day.) has free chocolate milk.
3.  Working outside is really, really good for you.
4. It can help spark inspiration and creativity.
5. It makes you feel more connected to nature and to God.  WIN WIN. 
So, what are you going to do to GOMO as the summer comes to an end? Fear Of Missing Out is not fun, and we can't let that ruin the rest of the summer.  Let's be happy and thankful for what we DO have, and Go Out More Often! 

Sooo, I want to know, what are your thoughts on this? What are some more ways to GOMO before fall arives? And hey, we can still GOMO when fall arrives too, right? =) 

- autumn 

28 comments:

  1. Lovely post! I always see other people traveling and get sad, so this is a great reminder! :) -jr xx

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    1. yayyy thanks :) haha, yeah i know what you mean. it's annoying sometimes.

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  2. I love this, Autumn! Those are some really fabulous ideas:)

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  3. These are great ideas, Autumn! Brilliant!:)

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  4. Btw, I was just going to ASSDKREKRSEREKJREJ over that awesome photo up there! ^^^
    LIKE WHAT EDITING SITE DO YOU USE FOR THAT????? ITS AMAZING, GURL!!

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    1. Haha, thanks :) I used a website called Canva. It's the best everrrr <3

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  5. HAHAHA. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOUR BANK GIVES OUT FREE CHOCOLATE MILK (even if it is just for one day of the year). THAT'S HYSTERICAL. loved this post, Autumn. life is so much more exciting when we make it a point to /enjoy what we have./ and to live in the present. here's to finding adventure before it finds you. xx cally
    p.s. to the fall GOMO thing, absolutely yes. i cannot wait until those fall days. squeee.

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    1. IT DOES I KNOW IT'S FUNNY. THEY ALSO GIVE OUT STRAWBERRY MILK TOO. I guess they hope it fuels business...WHICH HEY IT WORKS. I think. Maybe. it does with me anyway :)
      YESSS TRUTH. Wow. How do you even make your comments so lovely and poetic and beautiful and gahhhhhh <3

      YESSS FALL.

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  6. FREE CHOCOLATE MILK
    I ALWAYS THINK THE WORLD IS ENDING AND THEN I HEAR ABOUT THIS. WUT.

    p.s. i can't wait for fall either.

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    1. LOLOLOL :D SAME HERE.

      RIGHT???? Summer will always be my favorite, but fall is so gorgeous too <3 I CAN'T WAIT!

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  7. I relate to this so hard it hurts, getting to see other people going awesome places literally just HURTS SO BAD. (i type as my two brothers are in Canada right now) I LOVES THIS POST THOUGH.

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    1. YES IT DOES *cries*
      Awww I'm sure that's sad. Canada is such an amazing place <3 I WANT TO GO AGAIN.

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  8. EEKK! I like like likeee this post. Being a tourtist is so much fun! I love bringing my camera and taking photos of EVERYTHING. Like I have never seen grass, or a bird, or some building before. "oh are those bricks?"... CLICK. SNAP. my photo.

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    1. AAWWWWW THANKS <3 Yes it is!
      RIGHT RIGHT LOL THAT ABOUT SUMS IT UP. It's insane how many pictures I take of the sky or grass or trees. Like woah yeah I've never seen that before wow.

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  9. I want to do things before school starts! Sadly, my parents are currently out of town for the weekend, so I'm staying at home, though I will be walking nearly a mile away to go to the town's annual Greek festival (Greek food is SO good). And even though I've lived in town most of my life, I bring my camera everywhere and just take photos, even if it's just in the greeting card section of a store at eleven at night, where we had to stop by to buy eggs. XD

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Haha, yeah I feel ya. MMM SOUNDS FUN! Haha, I KNOW RIGHT? The blogging life is the best, man.

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  10. I enjoyed this post, Autumn! Going out more often is something I want to do - and I have to say thanks for pointing out that website too. I went on there and found lots of things happening in my area, so maybe I will go to some of them. I'm planning on going to a book fair next month, so I'm really looking forward to that. :)

    I like the other ideas you suggested too - sometimes 's simple things can make so much difference. I wish I was better at being a tourist in my own town - I feel so awkward taking photos in public.. And yes, going outside and spending time with God so good.

    So, if I didn't already say: great post! And all the best with your going out more often. :D

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    1. Aw thanks Jessica! Cool, that's what my goal was :)

      TRUTH. Thanks!

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  11. LOVED this post Autumn!!!! <3 I have definitely being GOMO of late. Besides posting on Instagram ( But nor really looking at other's posts. :p ) I have been pretty unconnected! I have finally been able to get together with some friends where we need a good long visiting time in! It was relaxing, slow, and nice. ( Also stressful, cause I tend to be more introverted... but hey, I had fun with my frens. XD ) So yeah. Reading your post just made me realize it's okay that I have gotten behind on blogging. Internet is something that will always be around. Friends, Family, and making memories today in the here and now won't always be.
    XOXO
    https://everythingisbetterwithpolkadots.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! lol so true dude. THAT SOUNDS FUN. True, so so true. Live in the moment.

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  12. Wow, thank you, Autumn! I already love that site, and this post was awesome.

    -T.
    x

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  13. HAHA What a wonderful post! I ALWAYS HAVE THE URGE TO JUST EXPLORE! Love the little bit about how your bank gives out free chocolate milk HAHA Why doesn't mine!?!!?! That is a great idea!
    -Lauryn
    www.ElegantChances.com

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    1. Thanks for commenting :) CHOCOLATE MILK ROCKS.

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  14. This morning, I got an email from this site that asked if I would do a post like this, and I said I would like to do that without even thinking about it...I don't want to spend any money at all or go out really...we'll see how it goes, haha.

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