I'm one who can never be satisfied. It's probably one of my greatest faults, if we're being honest. I always want to do more, see more, be more...sometimes at the expense of living in the moment and appreciating what I have. Recently I've been trying to slow down more, to look around and see the beauty and life that surrounds my everyday. A lot of the time, this isn't easy (although our gorgeous Ozark autumns do lend a hand), but every once in a while I see something that stops me in my tracks and makes me truly appreciate the life I have in this small Midwestern town. England will forever be my dream. Portland will always be my favorite US city. But for now, Springfield is my home, and I'm falling a little bit more in love with it day by day.