An acquaintance of mine on the facepage posted this fantastic piece perfectly titled "How to Live Like a Motherfucker" and it has stayed with me ever since. For years, I've fought living in the suburbs while longing to live in the cooler and hipper towns like Nashville, Austin, Marfa, Chattanooga or Athens. Anywhere is better than here I thought. But the likelihood of our family moving in the foreseeable future is slim.
Then I read these words:
"Geography is not what makes us interesting. Or, rather, if we choose to live someplace other than one of the world’s most populous and happenin’ cities, it does not mean we are living in boring places. Or that we are leading small lives."
So I am embracing the life that I have in the place that I am and will live like a motherfucker. Even in the suburbs.