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Old 03-31-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Murphy, TX
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For some reason in last year or so I seem to have become bored around DFW area. I know there is endless list of places I haven't checked out first hand in DFW but it just doesn't get me excited enough to actually leave the house!

I remember when I first moved DFW area 5 years back, I quite excited just to check out anything. A simple drive around cities, downtown, to even mall would be enough for me.

These days even going to my favorite restaurants doesn't seem interesting anymore! I know have driven though all highways in Dallas area already and familiar enough to get most places, I think causes newness feeling to go away.

Recently, I went check out CA and it felt quite very exciting even just to try out a food place! 1 year go my Florida trip was also quite interesting. I wonder if there anyway to get back that exciting feeling about Dallas area again? Or will be gone forever since I already lived around hear for 5 years?
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Sounds like the honeymoon is over. There is always so much to do, are you stuck in a daily rut ? Go explore Texas.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: plano
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Try Hill Country if you havent already, Big Bend Area, SA to name a few. Sometimes not being exciting can be a good thing. Worry about having a job or paying for the expensive house so you can live in the land of milk and honey like Ca or worrying about neighborhood foreclosures in Fla can be too exciting for some.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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From what I'm gathering in your post, it sounds like in order for you to be happy, you need to move to a new place every 5 years or so. As others have said, explore Texas. It's a vast state, larger than France, and has so many exciting things to see.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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Dallas is no longer new to you since you've been here for 5 years. You have to keep in mind that this is going to happen anywhere you go after so many years. Cali and Florida will be the same after a period of time. Nothing stays new forever.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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C'est la vie. I've barely been here a year and don't get nearly as excited as I once did. I used to spend most of my free time exploring new places and would even drive by downtown just to look at the buildings. Now it's just not that special. There are still some cool things but I feel a lot more like an inhabitant than a visitor now. I do know one thing though, if it comes down between moving back and living under a bridge here, I'm going with the bridge.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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You need a sabbatical! Plan a great vacation, and then come back here and just enjoy your regular life. While we don't plan on retiring in DFW (California for us, we want all year hiking weather) we appreciate the high standard of living here and our comfortable "rut." But if you develop a hobby -- hiking, running, photography, dogs, etc. -- it will draw you to places in the metromess that will be new and interesting.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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it will draw you to places in the metromess that will be new and interesting.
I'm sorry, but I've seen you and one other person use this (metromess), and I'm not really liking the term. I know you mean well, but no one actually says that around here. I'm a native and have never used the term, and I don't know anyone else who does either. Is that a transplant term?

On a related note, I plan on retiring in the DFW area.

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new term refers to all the traffic and construction projects
Makes sense.

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I'm sorry, but I've seen you and one other person use this (metromess), and I'm not really liking the term. I know you mean well, but no one actually says that around here. I'm a native and have never used the term, and I don't know anyone else who does either. Is that a transplant term?

On a related note, I plan on retiring in the DFW area.
new term refers to all the traffic and construction projects
gee, I moved here in 1978, does that make me a newbie?
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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You need a sabbatical! Plan a great vacation, and then come back here and just enjoy your regular life.
This is exactly what I was thinking when I read your post.

Get a new hobby, and meet new people, sometimes you see things different with the right company

Naima
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