For the past few years, I've spent just about every weekday in Washington, DC.
Each morning I would ride the Metro and pass the Pentagon, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument... some of the best sights The District has to offer.
It was easy to feel like a part of the rat race that is the commute. But whenever I felt that I was taking it for granted, taking advantage of the place that I live and work, I would step back.
History was all around me. Adventure. Exploration was to be had and I was acting like it was mundane but it wasn't. It isn't.
I could see the Capitol to my left as I exited Union Station on the short walk to my office building. I miss that walk.
I urge you to find out what makes your city special. Don't become a commuter. Always be a tourist.