Do you love where you’re from?
It’s normal to take the place we live for granted every now and again. I often find myself staring blankly at tourists when I see them excitedly taking photos of what, to me, is pretty mundane stuff. You’re taking 10 pictures of that shop-front? Okay…
It’s nice to see your hometown through fresh eyes sometimes. To see the beauty you’ve become desensitised to. I’m lucky in that I’ve always thought of my home (Galway, in Ireland) as beautiful. I don’t take the time to appreciate it enough, though.
That’s going to change. I went to the beach near my house today and even though I’ve been there hundreds of times, I stood and looked around as if seeing it for the first time. Taking it all in, not just physically being there.
Be a tourist in your hometown for once, you never know what you might stumble across or “see” for the first time.