“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.” ~Mark Twain
Sometimes I think I must exhaust my poor husband. I always have a million ideas about things to do, places to go, people to see, races to run. Every available slot in our schedule tends to be full.
I am currently considering destinations for travel next spring. Just when I believe I have settled on one location, I hear about another one which seems even more appealing – The Galapagos Islands, Alaska, Mykonos, Portugal, Hawaii, New Zealand, Provence. My well-traveled friends have many suggestions.
Advertisements for races flood my inbox and show up in my Facebook notifications by the dozens, most of them enticing. Do I want to run a half marathon in South Dakota? A trail race in Navasota (Texas)? A marathon in Anchorage? Yes, yes, and yes. So many opportunities, so little time.
And there it is.
At my stage of life, we tend to want to see it all, do everything on our bucket list, to run all the races while we can, before our health, or our will, or our legs give out.
We become aware of just how precious time is when there is less of it left to spend.
How did Mark Twain know about the social media phenomenon FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) almost 150 years ago?
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