Sometimes, don't you just need a reset button?
I get antsy if I don't get a change of scenery somewhat regularly, regardless of the spectacular beauty currently in my backyard sometimes I just need to see something different. So a few weeks ago I got out of town for a night. One night, that is all. But one night that was enough to reset all my inner programming and recharge my battery.
One night in a town quite like the one I currently live in....but different. Because it was NOT my town. Because there were new faces. And new mountains. And once I arrived I took the biggest, fattest, best drool-down-your-face-and-onto-your-arm nap of the decade because there was NO CONSTRUCTION.
Once sleeping beauty awoke from her mid-day slumber...there was sushi. Dare I say great sushi? Better than in my little mountain town. But then maybe travel just heightens the senses and makes everything better? (although I'm still kinda thinking it was better...)
I was a tourist in my own town. It was the same social scene but I didn't know ANY of the locals. Though I got to know a few. And they welcomed me like family. Comparing our mountain towns. Talking about mountain life. Buying me sake bombs.....(ooops, how did that happen?).
Anyway, it was great. Just what I needed. I'm not sure why. But I'm not questioning it. Travel just works for me. Even if its just up the road.