At some point on vacation, it can hit you. No matter how much fun you’re having. No matter how relaxed you are. No matter how far the rest of the world has melted away.
At some point you’re ready to go back.
You want to sleep in your own bed. To have your shower, your covers, your pillow, your kitchen, your routine, your diversions, your comfort food, your familiar everything.
It’s the corollary to “how can I miss you if you don’t go away” — how can you vacation without a baseline every day that you’re leaving behind?
Embrace the return. Celebrate the ordinary. Be glad for normalcy. Before you left, it was the rut. After you return, it’s the comfortable routine.