Tortoise on the Move

April 17, 2015

The Next Chapter: Post Gap-Year Plans

Granite Bay

Granite Bay, Noosa National Park

Today, I was sitting on Sunshine Beach reading Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. I laughed at the all-too-real irony of reading a book whose title perfectly captures the essence of FOMO (that’s “fear of missing out” for my parents, grandparents, extended family, and everyone over the age of thirty), since the realization that your friends are, in fact, hanging out without you is all but guaranteed when you move halfway around the world for a year. Aside from the assault on my bank account, the real price of travel has been missing my friends.


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