This was another topic that a reader suggested. I think it is a great question, and I am happy to share my thoughts about what I miss most about KC.
I want to start off by saying I really do feel at home here in California. This is now the 8th state I have lived in, and right off the bat I felt like I was meant to be here. You can read more about what I love and have not loved about LA in THIS blog post.
Kansas City is now officialy the longest place I have lived (10 years). I do NOT miss the weather, but there are many things that you can’t necessarily duplicate in a new state.
Of everything in KC, I miss my friends the most. Over the course of 10 years I made true friends; those you can rely on, trust, cry on their shoulder and totally open up to. We have close friends who lived here in CA already, and we are forming new friendships. But that doesn’t mean I won’t always miss our KC friendships.
We also had close friends who we spent a lot of time with as a family. Our kids were similar ages, and it was just so easy. I miss our weekend dinners and the fun we would have in the summer hanging at our friends pool. Those are memories and fun times I will always cherish.
Most of Jon’s family is also in KC, and we spent a lot of time with them. I miss our Sunday dinners, or just getting together on a whim. It is such a gift to have family close by! We do not have that now, and it is really hard. His family is really great, and I feel lucky to have them in my life!
I miss the community of creative women that I came to know and love. All of the small business owners, designers, artists, photographers, etc. It was such a wonderful group who all supported one another. I know that there is that here, I am just yet to find it! I miss all of these ladies SO MUCH! I hope to start something similar to Ladies Social Hour here, once I feel a little bit more settled into our community.
HEALTH HOUSE!!!! Ahhhh, I miss this A LOT. More than I can even express in a blog post. I miss the workout, the staff, our clients, all of it. You don’t realize how great something is until you are away from it for an extended amount of time. I am yet to find something in LA as great as HH. But, we are set to open in June, so I don’t have to wait much longer!!!
Lastly, there were many little gems in KC that I love in KC; Dear Society, Lady Bye and Coco, Clique Boutique, Standard, Hall’s, Coveted Home, Golden & Pine, Barton Perreira, Glitters Fine Jewelry, Caffetteria, Unbakery + Juicery, Il Centro, The Russell, Ragazza Food + Wine, Port Fonda, Monarch Bar, Hi Hat Coffee, Dolce Bakery, and Kaldi’s coffee, just to name a few. Kansas City is lucky to have some pretty brilliant entrepreneurs who have shared their talents with the community over the past few years. Continue to go and support them!!
Wearing a dress from Coco