Reason #163: the initial “in love” phase eventually wears off
This is the case with any big move. The typical “honeymoon period”, where you’re in love with the place and everything is amazing, eventually has to wear off.
For me that usually comes at the 6 month mark. And here it is, right on time and unrelenting. Like a Swiss train.
The hard thing about the Honeymoon being over is that you no longer live on a high of everything being great. Things actually start looking ugly.
The great thing about the Honeymoon being over is that you can finally start seeing things as they really are, in relation to you. And that’s when you can really start enjoying a place for what it really is.