There’s something homey about our city, something that keeps people here and draws people back. I never have a problem finding exciting things to do with my family. Whether it’s a Saturday morning at the farmers market or walking through downtown for First Friday Art Walk, I love seeing our thriving creative community. With the beautiful Ozark mountains, farmlands, rolling rivers and breathtaking lakes only minutes away, there are endless outlets for inspiration and expression. I love that my children get to grow up hiking, floating and exploring all that Missouri has to offer. Of course, I still desire to travel but for now, we are here, and I’m okay with that. Maybe someday we’ll buy a piece of land and build our own cozy little home right here in the Ozarks; who knows? Thank you, Missouri, for being beautiful, ever-growing and learning, and thank you for being home.