Whilst sitting in front of the TV with my family, my mom complains about the amount of programs and documentaries she still has to watch. She explains that she doesn’t have enough time to watch it all. When I tell her she is probably suffering from a so-called Fear of Missing Out (FoMo), my brother makes a joke: “Yea and you are suffering from a Fear of Getting Too Much”. I learned not to take my brother’s teasings too serious, but it made me think and realize his joke might be really, really true.
The feeling of entering a plane, switch off everything and be nowhere but in the air, feels so good to me. I love to leave a place I know well, a place where I built up something, and arrive somewhere I don’t know anyone or anything yet. I don’t mind to miss out of parties or events, sometimes I’m even happy not to be able to attend. (Don’t get paranoid dear friends, you all know how much I love a good party)
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When someone comes up with a cool plan and asks me to join, I tend to say “no” straight away, and I guess I often do so. I want to scream “leave me alone”, but after rejecting the offer awkwardly, I usually think twice and regret the refusal. That’s actually such a cool idea! I guess I fear people want too much from me.
This might come as a huge surprise to you: I hate to constantly take photos of the things that I do. I know it’s important to capture your day as a blogger, but I often totally forget about it. Whilst going out with friends, you might find me getting confused – “Huh? What? What are we doing all of the sudden?” – at a selfie moment. If you happen to see me taking photos randomly, it might well be business related, or just out of a creative gush.
The only times I actually scroll down on instagram must be business related again. I do not want to see what people are up to. My time on instagram is either for the maintenance of my business or to seek inspiration. But to get inspired, I would rather hop onto different accounts constantly, than to go through the new post feed. I might love Pinterest more for that reason: it’s not about actuality, it is about getting inspired.
I love living right now. I feel home in this century. I would not want to live in history or future. But the things going on in this world today, honestly scare me to death. So I’m consciously not confronting myself with it too much.
Don’t get me wrong. I like a little discussion about actuality, but I don’t feel the need to know everything. As soon as someone starts throwing information to my head obsessively, I close the conversation kindly and run away.
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Yes, I love to live in my own bubble. No, I don’t feel guilty towards society. Just a little to my surrounding once in a while I guess. Sorry dear friends, don’t take my personality too personal (wink).
Sophia is a web designer and blogger from Amsterdam. She jumps from one place to another every few weeks and takes you with her on all her travels. Be inspired by her free spirit.