Astronautalis, a touring musician who’s been on the road for quite a long time now:
I do enjoy being home. But I am at my most comfortable when I’m gone.
He doesn’t necessarily loathe being home; he wants to disconnect, escape the day-to-day life. That’s where his motorcycle comes in the picture:
When you get on the motorcycle you leave everything. You can’t talk on the phone, you can’t text, you can’t look at the internet … that kept me from going crazy, from losing my mind, from falling down a rabbit hole without my music. So now it’s a weird thing when I get home from tour all I want to do is get on the motorcycle and leave home. The refuge that I found from music and touring is more leaving.
Replace motorcycle with diving and you’ll understand why I’ve logged more than 100 dives during the past year (and why there are some gaps in my posting-continuity here: I went diving*). Escaping to the under water world is both relaxing and liberating. Under water your hear nothing. Not even yourself.
I will never be left with regrets.
Neither will I.
(*) Just this January I went to Maldives with some friends on a two week liveaboard. You can find some photos on Flickr.