Humans of Mac-KC-Liz B.


Living in the Bellerive in Midtown Kansas City
Liz in the Bellerive Lobby

As part of our community, we like to highlight our amazing and interesting residents. Everyone has a story and it incredible to hear the accomplishments and daily lives of people who come through our community.  We hope that you enjoy reading.

How long have you been a resident at Mac?

“It’ll be a year in October. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it!”

What do you like to do in your free time?

“Traveling, writing, painting, photography.”

What do you enjoy most about living at Mac?

“Definitely my neighbors and the environment here. I have a lot of wonderful neighbors that I have become close friends with, and Mac does a great job of bringing the community here together for awesome events! It brings an amazing sense of community, and makes sure that the staff here is also always in touch with the residents.”

Describe yourself in 3 words.

“Loud, quirky, sleepy.”

What’s your biggest strength?

“Probably having a one-woman performance of RENT from the comfort of my own apartment. I know every single word of that play. My cats seem to really like it. But in all seriousness, probably my work ethic and being a good listener. I love to always keep myself busy with something and always try to go above and beyond in both my personal and professional life.”

What’s your biggest weakness?

“I’m an absolutely awful cook. I could burn a pot of boiling water. I may have accidentally set the alarms off here at Bellerive a time or two while making myself dinner, but don’t tell my neighbors that.”

Tell me about one of your favorite memories in Kansas City.

“When the Royals made it to the World Series last year. I went over to Power & Light on my lunch break to watch the end of that game. As any Royal fans know, we are, without a doubt, the best fans in the MLB. The energy in the city was absolutely insane that night, and all the way to the end of the World Series. I’ve never felt so much pride in this city, it was just incredible.”

What attracts you to KC?

“The friendly citizens, the diversity of the population, the art community, and of course the barbecue! I switch up favorites as far as BBQ goes, it’s always Arthur Bryant’s or Gates for me, though. Best in the country. I just adore Midtown, it’s close to everything and a really fun area for someone my age.”

What are your life goals?

“I want to make a difference in the world. Whether that be something small in someone’s life, helping pass a law for a cause I care about, or simply just making someone smile. That’s what matters most to me.”

Tell us something interesting about your job, personal life, or charity work.

“I’m kind of a weird person. I like to frequent some of the antique and oddity shops in town here, and some of my decor is a little less than typical. I have a handful of animal skulls, taxidermy, and wet specimens. I was the girl in high school that got in trouble for running around with the eyeballs of whatever we had to dissect in my science class to freak out some of the more squeamish students. I take pride in being pretty much anything BUT normal!”

What would you like to promote? Share as many details as possible!

“This is kind of a tough subject, but I don’t feel like it’s addressed nearly as much as it should be. As stated before, a big thing for me is making people smile and helping people to be happy. Unfortunately, it’s hard for some people. Everyone struggles sometimes. For anyone out there that might be struggling, there’s ALWAYS help and resources for you. United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline is a wonderful resource and can help with a lot of things if you’re in a time of need. You can find anything from counseling, food pantries, rent and utility assistance, a low-cost or free health clinic, job training, or even just resources if you want to help out and volunteer in the community. I’m also a big advocate in suicide prevention and mental health resources. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They staff highly trained professionals to help. Share the number, it could save a life.”

What would you say to someone looking to live in this area?

“Kansas City is truly an amazing city. The Midtown/Westport area is rich in history and culture and has some of the most beautiful properties you’ll find in town. Obviously, Mac has done an amazing job of renovating some of these properties and honestly has some of the best apartments you’ll find in town. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mac to anyone looking to move to our amazing city!”

Thanks Liz for being a great resident!

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