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Podcast #58: FOMO Hits Different After College

And some pointers for how to make it suck less.


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Podcast #58: FOMO Hits Different After College

Your hosts are feeling fall fever after a heat wave that resulted in summer fatigue. The pair start the episode by talking about why fall is the best season (especially in Boston). Later in the intro, they rank their favorite seasons, months, and days of the week.
The bulk of the episode is about FOMO (or the fear of missing out). Jess and Laura talk about their own experiences with FOMO and why it’s worse after college. They introduce the idea of “JOMO,” or the “joy of missing out,” that you can feel once you figure out what you do and don’t want to participate in.
FOMO After College

FOMO sucks; let’s not sugar coat it. But it’s a feeling you can kick. Your hosts give a few helpful pointers for how you can avoid FOMO (like getting off social media), and take ownership of your social life.

The adulting moments this week involve travel tips and how to avoid (and combat) bedbugs.

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By Laura Davis

Laura is the co-founder of Adultescence, a podcast and blog for post grads, where she writes about friendship, dating, and career with the mission of helping guide twenty-somethings through early adulthood. She has written and edited for a variety of lifestyle publications, including Let's Eat Cake, Popular Science, and Flixed.

When she's not typing away on her laptop, you can find Laura working on her MBA at Boston College, listening to Taylor Swift, or sweating it out at an OrangeTheory class. Follow her on Instagram @LauraKristine21 and LinkedIn.

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