A lot of times when we miss someone or something, we take that as an indication that we need that thing or that person back in our lives. What we really miss is the feeling we had when we were in a certain place, or with a certain person. And the truth is, we can recreate a scenario exactly like it was, and it won't be the same. You're not the same person you were when you dated that someone, or when you lived in that city, and getting the same thing out of it just isn't possible.
Part of knowing who you are is learning to what capacity things can be in your life. Over the last couple months I've really missed LA. I always miss my people there, but I've really been missing the city itself, and this held true when I visited this last weekend. Confusing, I know, since I was so sure I needed to get out of there. All of that still holds true, but distance has given me the opportunity to really be able to step back and see how it added to my life. We are not one thing, we are the sum of many parts. Does that complicate things? A little. But life should be a little complicated. If it isn't, you're not leaving the house enough.