I never take for granted the opportunities I have had to be places. Interesting places, different places. One of the appeals of truck driving is the opportunity to be lots of new places.
But I am always reminded of Jon Kabat Zinn's "Wherever you go, there you are." The constant challenge to truly be somewhere rather than stuck in our heads.
Whether having a conversation with a loved one, tasting new food, seeing new sights, the constant labelling and commentary, that we so take for granted that we don't even notice it, steps between us and the world around us.
It is worth practicing being aware of this as it keeps it at bay, if only for a moment.