I am very proud to be a TEXAN, and to be living in the largest state. Now, when I go home to visit, I miss my Alaskan Mountains. No matter what crisis I maybe dealing with, hiking in Alaskan has a calming effect on my soul, and makes me happy. I love the clean air, the view, and the constant reminder of just how small I am in this big world. I get reminded not to take life so seriously.