No no to FOMO*!
Every time I go out to dinner I get excited. It’s not necessarily about the food I’m going to order, as I’m perpetually on a diet, but I know that as soon as those delicious dishes start arriving, I’ll be sharing them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Whats App. Gorgeous starter? That’ll guarantee 20 likes. An expensive main – perhaps that’ll be retweeted by some of my followers. And a dodgy dessert? No problem, I can just add a filter, a frame and – voila! – it looks good enough to eat.
I’m lucky that I get to try out the best restaurants, travel the globe and meet interesting people thanks to having the best job in the world, so I would never suffer from FOMO (*Fear Of Missing Out). But, as our report on page 84 explains, plenty of people fake getting ready for nights out or can’t relax at parties and events in case everyone is having more fun elsewhere.
It’s time we all realised what’s important in life – and it’s our friends and family, not our social media ‘audience’. Spending time with my husband and children (and even my dog) might not seem as glamorous as the latest launch or event but, believe me, they’re the most precious times I would never want to miss. Until next week,