I once read that a good book changes the reader after finishing it. I think the same thing happens when you travel: you go on a trip and come back changed. It's true that you will never be the person you were at that particular place and time ever again but it's also important to learn how to get closer to the kind of human being you want to be in the future. It's about transforming for the better.
I spent a good part of my winter visiting my mom in Folsom, California. If you're not familiar with it, Folsom is a small town in the north of California, very suburban and quiet. I happen to like it because it's an amazing place to walk and think, with great backdrops for photos, but I realised I only like it during winter, when it's cold and you can go out and explore. I've been having a pretty suburban winter and, believe it or not, it's been helping heal my soul.
Love always, your suburban guy,