I’m in Nebraska tonight. I spent the afternoon at a beautiful winery and the night playing board games at the hotel. I took a walk through a garden and admired the sun set over the prairie. It’s not the shocking and vast mountains of the west, but it has a charm. Like the recently announced new Nebraska tourism slogan says, “it’s not for everyone”
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about place. What it means to be in one place over another. I’m lucky to live in the mountains, but the people of Nebraska are lucky too. Because life is what you make it. If you’re bored, you’re boring.
When I lived in Louisiana I remember all my friends complaining that there was nothing to do. I was always shocked because I had more events than I could handle. Because life is what you make it. Busy people stay busy. Curious people find things that are interesting. Boring people are bored.
I have more to say, but I’m enjoying my night in Nebraska, so I’ll leave you with this:
“Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” — Eleanor Roosevelt