Sean, your timing is spooky. You always seem to manage to blog about something just after I’ve been thinking about the same things!
I don’t recall ever being in a long-term comfort zone. Even when I was feeling ’comfortable’, it was because I was lazy and indulgent, not making the most of life, so I felt guilty. Is this a good thing? I certainly don’t feel good because of it.
I’m at quite an odd stage in my life right now. The monkey (or id) is telling me to settle down, make long term friends, find happiness. But the other part (in psychoanalytic terms, the ego) recognises that settling down at this stage is a kind of prison, so I know I can’t be truly happy that way.