Growing up in rural Iowa, I was always blessed with countless beautiful sunsets. Almost everyday of my childhood, I was surrounded by wide open fields, natural streams and endless amounts of wildlife. Everyday we could create our own adventures out on the farm. But it wasn’t until I moved away that I started to miss how easy life had been. Sure we had to drive 30 minutes to go to the movie theatre or a decent ice cream shop, but we didn’t care. Our biggest worry was if the rain clouds were going to stay away long enough for us to get back home. It’s crazy how much we take for granted while we are growing up: the nice neighbors, the quiet streets, the carefree environment. People questioned why I turned down job offers in places like Cedar Rapids or DesMoines. This is why. I wanted life to slow down. I didn’t want the hustle and bustle of being in the city surrounded by people all the time. I wanted the quiet sunset views from a gravel road to be part of my every day life. Will I be surrounded by these fields forever? I don’t know. But what I do know is that I will be enjoying every one of these infamous Iowa sunsets in the meantime.