It doesn't happen very often. In fact, where it used to happen every five years it will now only happen once every ten years. I'm a prisoner in my own country. While that's not necessarily my exact sentiment, it is a true statement. I'm in the grey area where my passport is invalid while my new one is being created.
It's not that I actually had any plans to leave the country during this time but knowing that I can aggravates the part of me that loves the travel; the ability to simply get up and go somewhere without necessarily having a plan. Don't get me wrong there are parts of me that are annoyed by that free spirited part of me too. I suppose it's really just a matter of wanting what you can't have; a trait common to all of us.
I'm just irritated at being locked in.