If you’re a social media junkie like I am, you probably have heard of FOMO — the fear of missing out that comes from seeing how much fun others are having (or seem to be having) based on the pictures they are sharing on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.
Although I’ve learned that I am not totally immune to the Facebook comparison trap, I don’t get jealous when I see friends’ vacation pictures or the fantastic dinner or dessert they are enjoying–I enjoy living vicariously once in a while. But, there is one thing I hate to miss out on–sunrises.
At first it was my schedule that had me running at o’dark-thirty in the morning. But now I love starting my run before dawn, and being outside as the sky lightens.
Even a morning that starts out cloudy can put on a pretty show at sunrise.
Now that it is getting lighter earlier,
I have to get up even earlier to catch the sunrise,
but it’s worth it.
I do sleep in every once in a while. Although the view out my bedroom window isn’t too shabby, I usually feel a twinge of disappointment that I’m not outside enjoying the sunrise in all its glory.
Sunrises seem like a silly thing to fear missing, since there’s always going to be another one tomorrow, but I’m still keeping my alarm set for 5:00 am.
Do you suffer from FOMO?
Do you have a favorite time of day?