If you're anything like me, you hate missing out on opportunities to see things, places, or people that you may never get the opportunity to again.

I went with my dad to see Dave Chappelle last year because he was showing a non-released documentary in Des Moines. One of my best friends and I are seeing Jordan Peterson in Cincinnati (even though I've already seen him twice this year) in 2023 and doing a meet-and-greet -- it cost an extra $75, but it took little (zero) convincing for me to say yes. This fall, before UNI plays Air Force in football I'm planning on flying out to Colorado to spend a few days in the mountains before covering the game.

When it comes to natural phenomena like gargantuan mountains, epic waterfalls, seeing the Northern Lights, etc, I've got to take in every bit that I can. There's something about it that connects with my inner-most being.

I refuse to live anything other than what I've deemed to be a full life, with outstanding experiences. Last night was a perfect example.

The total lunar eclipse and 'blood moon' we experienced do happen once every two-and-a-half years, so it wouldn't have been the end of the world if I missed it. BUT, it's not every day you get to sit outside in cool temperatures, with a cloudless view, and enjoy conversation with your significant other all while taking in the beautiful, orange hue of the moon like we did last night.

That's a scenario I'll take over watching Netflix every single time.

Iowans across the state must have felt the same way, and we're lucky enough to have the talented photographers we do that were also willing to share their work on social media.

Let's take a look at what Iowans captured late last evening.

80 Photos of Iowans Sharing Their Beautiful Home State

I asked anyone who was into taking photos of Iowa landscapes, skies, scenes, etc. to share with me so I can share with all of you! I've gotten the bug myself over the last few years and will add some of my own.

What Twitter Thinks Living in Iowa is Like

Twitter is a strange, (and can be a) dark place. What it has to say about the Hawkeye State is pretty accurate, though. Let's see what tweeters out there have to say about Iowa in 280 characters or less.