One of the reasons I took my current paying job is the location. I'm loving the Pacific Northwest and the many outdoor recreational opportunities. Another reason I took my current paying job is the unique work schedule.
In a two week pay period - ten work days - I work five 9 hour days during week one, three 9 hour days during week two, and one 8 hour day during week two. Doing the math 5 x 9 hours = 45 hours. 3 x 9 = 27 hours. 1 x 8 = 8 hours. 45 + 27 + 8 = 80 hours. I have my 80 hours in at the end of the second Thursday. What this means is every other weekend is a three day weekend!
Not only do I have many outdoor things to choose from, I have time to do them! And, this has nothing to do with my actual vacation time. That's in addition to this cool work schedule. Tomorrow starts my first three day weekend.
Technically it's still monsoon season here. And, I've a friend coming in from out of town to hang with me this three-day weekend. So, I'll not be wandering around in the woods this particular weekend. However, I am making plans to do just that during subsequent weekends. Sometimes with bike and sometimes without. Variety is the spice of life!
Just because you're comfortable doesn't mean you're happy. Though I miss friends from "thee olde country," I'm very glad I've moved here. And, as I've read somewhere, "Dreams don't come true. You have to force the issue." I take that to mean grow a pair and go where happiness is. Even if that means getting out of your comfort zone for a bit.