we love our home. but to be fair, i wasn't quite smitten at first. it was scary moving to this seemingly large city from the homey "everyone-knows-everyone town" of cedar falls, iowa.
from pastures to pavement. from cows to cars. ok, that was a slight exaggeration. but still, i had many "yikes" moments upon moving here to this concrete jungle, or so it seemed.
it was daunting and unfamiliar and i felt lonely. felt being the operative word. it took me a good year to let my guard down and allow myself to really enjoy this city and to leap beyond the three mile radius i had subconsciously built for myself. and once i opened my eyes and lifted the veil of discomfort, i was able to see beauty all around me. in all of the little things. like colorful frescos that grace our downtown buildings, and eccentric little signs that greet strangers in quaint, unknown neighborhoods.
change has the tendency to put up walls and turn even the best of possibilities into cloudy frustrations. but once that change is recognized as being a good thing, that change can do wonders. you can't push someone into feeling comfortable, they just have to find that balance on their own in able to appreciate it more and to cultivate its presence. change is one tricky animal.
it feels so good to fully embrace our home here in kansas city.
just so...wonderfully good.
1 || le fou frog in the river market
2 || the glam room salon in the river market
3 || blue bird bistro in the crossroads art district
4 || the bridge over the canal on the plaza
5 || the main street running through the plaza