I've been feeling a little homesick lately. Actually, scratch that, mega homesick.
I blame the countless pictures on my Facebook feed of people sitting lakeside at their cottage or indulging in afternoon patio sessions that are causing me to think back to the countless fun weekends we had with our friends.
I even considered booking a flight just to go home for a month of cottage fun.
But what good would that do me? Things would still be the same there. Nothing's changed. The city hasn't changed. The people haven't changed. The only thing that's changed is our lifestyle…and that's the challenge.
You see, when you drastically alter your life from the people you spent the most time around back home and look at what they're up to now, it can conjure up feelings of wanting that comfort zone back. You crave that familiarity.
Yet, going home would be the easy way out. It wouldn't benefit me, it wouldn't challenge me and it sure as hell wouldn't help me grow into the person I want to become.
Instead, it would be detrimental to what we came here to do.
So for now I'll suck it up, look around and realize just how good we've got it here. I'll keep in mind how many amazing friends we've made in such a short amount of time. And I'll stay grateful to be in a city full of people straight up hustlin'.
Because if we were to leave now I'd always regret it.
Besides, no one ever said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it.