When you leave a place, its not the location that is left behind but the people who have contributed to your experience.

Kansas has taken me to places I never been and probably will never go again.

But I’ve probably have met some people that I would never have met under any other circumstances.
Or some people that have made my time here memorable. They have built me up when the world was tearing me down. With their insight and intelligence, they have taught me and even encouraged me to keep going. It’s about life and the type of person you want to be. This is their lesson to me and for that I will be eternally grateful.

There is no denying that my Kansas experience has changed me in a surprising way. Never in my wildest dream would I ever guess that in the Plains I would meet the best friend I had yet to meet…

Or meet the people who have changed me just with their presence…

Or fall in love with something that meows instead of barks.

I also never thought that this Gulf of Mexico girl would be able to find an ocean in a state without a coast.

As much as I love Houston and the great state of Texas, I saw things in Kansas that I had never seen before. Some were great. Others I could do without. Can you tell which one?

It’s difficult to put my two and a half years together in a series of photographs. I’m sure there are moments that I have forgotten and people that I have to thank. There may be a part two photo essay. Who knows.
One thing is for sure, it’s been interesting.