If that didn't make you run, then I'm glad you are still interested! I was born an raised here in the KC area, but I moved to Seattle for six years. I loved it up there, however lack of job opportunities up there left me with little options.
Now that I'm back, I have found everyone is gone that I used to know. Now I have to rebuild my social network of friends, that is something that takes a lot of time and hard work.
With any luck, this is the last time I will have to start over.