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Sandi's Pink Hot Picks

The best of night music and entertainment


By Sandy Roy


Does anyone else have FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)? Living in a city as vibrant and energetic as San Miguel de Allende, it’s hard not to. With so much to offer and so many varied opportunities, I find my FOMO constantly triggered. This led me to ponder and reflect on why. Here’s what I discovered:


The Heartbeat of a City

San Miguel de Allende is a city that never sleeps. Its streets are alive with color, music, and the chatter of locals and tourists alike. Every corner seems to offer a new experience, from art galleries and cultural festivals to street performances and culinary delights. The city's dynamic nature is both a blessing and a curse for those prone to FOMO.


Witnessing Growthand Evolution

One of the most exhilarating aspects of living in San Miguel de Allende is witnessing the ongoing evolution and growth of individual talented musicians. This feeling is akin to watching a youngster reach different stages of their development and growth. There's a unique joy in seeing artists refine their craft, evolve their style, and gain recognition. It's a journey filled with milestones that are as exciting for the observer as they are for the artist.


The Thrill of Being a Witness

Being a witness to such growth and evolution enriches my life in many ways. It’s inspiring to see someone’s hard work and passion come to fruition. Each performance, each new piece of art, each step forward is a testament to the power of creativity and perseverance. This ongoing process gives me hope and promise, and I don’t want to miss a moment of it.


The Strength of Community

Another profound aspect of life in San Miguel de Allende is being part of a community that offers so much support and appreciation for each other. The sense of community here is palpable, with people embracing differences and respecting others. There's a deep-rooted respect for life, for the people, and especially for the elders. The formalities of life here, from greetings to celebrations, are imbued with a sense of honor and respect that enriches daily interactions. It feels good to be part of such a community, where mutual respect and appreciation are the norms.


The Double-Edged Sword of FOMO

However, the constant pull of FOMO can be overwhelming. The ‘fear of missing out’ on any part of this vibrant life can lead to a never-ending chase, a relentless pursuit of the next experience, the next event, the next moment of joy. It’s a double-edged sword that cuts both ways.


Finding Balance

The challenge, then, is to find balance. To appreciate the moments we do experience without being consumed by the ones we miss. It’s about being present in the here and now, savoring the richness of the present moment while acknowledging that we can’t possibly do it all.


Embracing the Journey

Living with FOMO in a place like San Miguel de Allende means embracing the journey with all its highs and lows. It means finding joy in the experiences we do have and learning to let go of those we miss. After all, the beauty of this vibrant city is that there will always be something new, something exciting, just around the corner.


Conclusion

So, does anyone else have FOMO? If you live in or visit a place like San Miguel de Allende, it’s almost inevitable. But maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Maybe FOMO, in moderation, can be a reminder to live life to the fullest, to appreciate the beauty and creativity around us, and to be grateful for the moments we do get to witness. Because in the end, it’s these moments that enrich our lives and inspire us, filling us with hope and promise for the future.

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