Spreading JOMO

By now you’ve probably heard of FOMO, or the Fear Of Missing Out.  Yep, it appears we have successfully made our junior-high insecurities into a celebrated phenomenon. Personally, I’m not okay with carrying my adolescent anxieties into my midlife evolution and beyond.


Recently I learned of JOMO, or the Joy Of Missing Out. This too is becoming a cultural sensation, but this one validates.  It’s a repurposed Just Say No–a transformed teenage-era catch phrase that still resonates with my ripening self.


Either fear-based or grounded in peace. We get to choose, and thus create our lives.  Either way.



7 Replies to “Spreading JOMO”

  1. THANK YOU GINA!!!!! 😀 I LOVE this!!!! JOMO resonates deeply in my soul, as does the second picture, what a joyful peace it gives!!! Way to write it girl, thanks for sharing the JOY!!!!

  2. That second picture pulls me in, too. Be sure to click on it and read the JOMO article it came from. 🙂

    Is it an oxymoron for me to embrace a group mentality that celebrates thinking individually…? I can live with that!

  3. I thought that am the only one on earth bearing jomo not knowing that there is someone out there still bearing the name too. When i hard it, i decided to search for it through Google, the moment i type jomo, wow i saw the name jomo keyentta, and not only that i also saw the full meaning of jomo> Joy of missing out!.

    1. What a great name you have!! And such a celebration of authenticity. I’m going to remember this the next time I’m in the position to name something or somebody. 🙂

      Thank you for your comments!

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