And I suppose they're right, if 'going back' means trying to return to a time and a place in the past and expecting it to be unchanged..
So why am I 'going back' to Brittany now?
Well here's the thing.
I am returning to Brittany, but I am not going back.
So much has happened since that stressed-out, exhausted little Mouse arrived in France all those years ago, so much happened while I was there, and so much has happened since I left, that I can hardly recognise myself as the same person. So I am not going back, a different version of me, an older, wiser, more worn me, is going to have a new adventure in a place I know.
As someone once told me, "You cannot step in the same river twice".
But I think you can return to the river to paddle your canoe in new water.
Does that explain it better?