Happy New Year

Picture 278I’m sure several types of people will relate to my story of being in Kansas City. Those who live here and love it. (You’re an awesome and special kind of person.) That’s where I fit in and I’m proud. Those, if you’re still reading, who just thought, “What kind of crazy person loves Kansas City? I’m trying to get out of this dump!”. Also, those who are here but don’t know much about it. Maybe you’re visiting, just moved, or don’t get out much. I’ve been in each category at different points of my life.

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I grew up in Kansas City and have lived here all of my 30 years. But I didn’t always love it. I was that person who wanted to live someplace I thought would be better and had more to offer. I used to complain about there being nothing to do. Which is, unfortunately, something I still hear much too often. What changed my mind was, well, me. After graduating from high school I spent a few years trying to find my niche in the world. I went to college for accounting then photography. Once I realized that college wasn’t for me I started working full time at several different places. Shortly before I met my husband I worked as a traveling photographer. It was a life changing experience. I went to so many cool places and met so many great people. Then almost like a scene from Blues Brothers where the sky opened and the light shined upon me I began to think, “Surely Kansas City has things for me that are just as good or better than in the cities I’ve been visiting”. On my days off I did my research by exploring. I was right. So now when I hear someone say something like ‘It sucks here’, I think it’s because they don’t know the city. That is why I’m doing this. I hope to inspire others to learn to be content and enjoy life where they are. Not just in Kansas City but anywhere.

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I am now best described as a woman with roots growing stronger and stronger in love and faith of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and a work at home wife to Terry and mother to Lilyanna. In this blog I’ll share accounts of a year of my life. You’ll read about places I go, things I do, restaurants, concerts, landmarks, community events, people, and more. All of which are what makes Kansas City a great place for me. Blogging will definitely be a spring board to opening myself up and venturing out more but still, there are so many aspects to this city which I may never experience. Simply put, I can’t see or do it all. However if you know of anything that is a KC absolute must see/do, please let me know in the comment section. I’ll post updates of what I’ve been up to at least twice a month. As you read about my adventures I hope you, as I did, will learn to love your city.

Happy New Year!