an open letter

[insert your name here]

you can find me at: @K_AnnM | Insta | LinkedIn

Dear You,

As our relationship has progressed you have noticed one motif about my life: go big, or go home. You’re right, I don’t take things lightly and I don’t do them small. If I am going to do something, I commit. With all that being said, my birthday is never a different story. Every few years, the Super Bowl will try to overshadow my special day but I never allow it to do so.

This year, my birthday was wonderful because of you. Celebrating this 24th year is something I will ever forget. Being surrounded by loved ones, receiving phone calls and even the simple smiles truly made the day something special.

Over the years we’ve shared many stories, laughter, drinks and celebrations, but this one was different. This particular birthday celebration encompassed many wonderful aspects of my life. The celebrations this year allowed me to join in all of the tom foolery and showering of love that a birthday should have.

For you, I am grateful. Without you, my birthday would not have been the same. Thank you for the memories we made this weekend. I am looking forward to seeing what my 24th year has in store. I am lucky to have you along for the journey. Once again, thank you. I am so touched and thankful to be blessed by such awesome family and friends!

All My Love,

Kendal Ann



it’s the little things

beyond blessed

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Everyday mankind proves itself, every day is a surprise. Today, mankind has both surprised me in a good and bad way. While I was on my way to the office, a shooting broke out in Washington, DC. So far, they have declared 12 people killed by the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, DC, and as of 2:30 PM the suspects are still on the loose.

As this is an awful act, and truly heart-wrenching, the shooting today is the bad example. On the flip side, I am so blessed, as I am sure most of you learned today that you are as well. Today, I received countless emails and text messages from friends who I speak with every day and from others who I haven’t in a while. It’s an incredible sensation to know, that people are still thinking of me even when I am not at the forefront of their life. It’s even more meaningful to know they took the time out of their day to make sure I, along with my friends were safe. Taking it a step further– friends, I couldn’t have asked for better ones. I had a simple message saying, If your apartment is sectioned off and unreachable, come over tonight for tacos and MNF. It’s friends like these that really make the world go around.

Devastating acts happen daily. It’s up to us to turn these devastating acts into something beautiful. We must help others out of these devastating situations to re-prove ourselves and mankind. A random act of kindness never hurt anyone, neither did a simple text/email saying hello to an old friend.