If you have been getting some serious cabin fever after being in your house for over 100 days here in New York State, you certainly are not alone. However, your home confinement may have sparked a new feeling that has developed and there is a word for that.

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Before this entire thing happened you may have had a 'fear of missing out" or FOMO. The new word? FOGO! The "fear of going out."

The term FOGO was introduced by Forbes as a play off FOMO, or the Fear Of Missing Out. According to the article:

Fear of catching a deadly virus is one thing and apprehension about re-entering society may be another. But lockdown has given us a break from the endless pressure to engage, perform, go out and be the person our networks expect us to be.

I have to admit, it has been nice spending more time with our kids. Not having to be anywhere other than at work and home is a routine that I certainly have gotten used to. There were some years that every day we had some sort of extra event or responsibility that kept me away from the house. I guess it's a case of finding a silver lining?