Kansas is More Home Now Than Where I Grew Up

I never thought in a million years that we would be moving to Kansas. I was born and raised in the Northeast. When I thought of Kansas, I thought Wizard of Oz and tornadoes. What did I know? Well, not much of anything. My wife knew that this was going to be hard on me. She had lived in a couple of states before. I have not. However, I had to go where the work was. She looked for apartments for rent in Wichita KS. What she found was nothing short of perfect. It was more of a dream home than the place I grew up at.

I also never thought that I would have daily access to a 22-acre lake pretty much right outside my front door. I have always wanted to be close to an inland body of water that would not be treacherous or a threat if the weather turned bad. I have a relative who lives in a hurricane zone because he likes living close to a bay. I will choose this 22-acre lake over that any day. It is just the right size for kayaking, taking out a pontoon boat or even sailing small sailboats. For the first time in my life I am really happy about where we live. It makes going to work almost enjoyable.

We have a three bedroom place that is very affordable. Our two kids and our dog really like it here. We have a patio, access to a large extra storage space, and our apartment looks really nice inside. We like our neighbors, and we go swimming all summer long in a saltwater pool. There are actually five of them here at the apartment complex, but we use the one right outside of our apartment. I never thought I’d live in Kansas, but this is the nicest and most affordable place for us to live. It is home now.