Mad for…Anna

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. (Maya Angelou)

They say that tidiness isn’t a typical or essential feature of most creative minds. I suspect this is mostly truth. I’m not entirely sure if it applies to our birthday girl, Anna, who turned 22 just yesterday. I’ll have to ask her mom, Kit, when I next get the chance because if I know anything for sure about Anna Kleck, it’s that she is the owner of a curious, creative and inspiring mind! Also, just take a look at the photo above. How beautiful is she?

Anna is the oldest of the Kleck children. Her parents, Chris and Kit, have three kiddos in all– Anna, Emily and Jack. Each one of the three of them is incredibly bright and all seem to have taken that giftedness and applied it in their lives in very different ways. What makes Anna stand out is that she is incredibly articulate and the type of young lady who is both creative and who owns an amazing commitment to her dreams. She’s heading into her senior year at Loyola University in Chicago, and she seems to be thriving in the big city.

A grade school classmate of my oldest son, Anna attended St. Louis de Montfort Catholic School in Fishers, Indiana before heading to Cathedral High School and then she packed her bags for the Windy City! She’s friendly, thoughtful, and sunny. She’s got a tremendous spirit of adventure and when you pair this with her independence, persistence, curiosity and raw intellect, you’ve got a very winning combination!

I’m not entirely sure what Anna’s plan is when she graduates from school next spring, but whatever journey is ahead for her, I know she will meet it with strength and courage, supported and encouraged by her very loving family back home. Some young people I worry about in their transition to “adulting”. That’s not the case with Anna Kleck. This young woman is the real deal.

I have enjoyed reading Anna’s blog posts over time, especially those of her travel experiences as well as her entertaining restaurant and beauty reviews. She’s candid, honest, and succinct. As a woman who values words, I find myself inspired by her creative mind. Since I really do believe creativity is contagious, I appreciate Anna’s giftedness and postivity!

Happy Birthday, Anna! I know I’m a day late, but I’m a big believer in the month long birthday celebration, so yours is just barely underway, am I right??! I hope your weekend is full of fireworks and fun. GOOD LUCK WITH SENIOR YEAR…AND GO RAMBLERS!!

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