My name is Kendall, I was born on a cold day in November of 1986 in Spokane, Washington. I lived there for the first 19 years of my life amongst the red-neckery, ignorant of how large the world really was. With a large and loving family (friends included) I have not gone wanting in attention or conflict. What is life without our families behind us pushing us everyday. From them I gain my inspiration, insight, and my sense of humor.
High school was a mixed bag for me. On one hand the joy of cliques, teen anxiety that was thick in the air, and the constant fear of doing something stupid was oh so enjoyable. However something good did come about. I’m referring to the rabbit hole i was thrown down known as Japan. During my Junior year I decided to branch out from the regular choice of language i.e. French and Spanish and shot for Japanese.
Nine years later and I’d say choosing Japanese as a focal point in my life was one of the better choices I’ve made among a slew of ridiculous ones. So far I’ve lived in Japan for just over three years, worked with exchange students from Japan as a peer advisor, graduated with a BA in Japanese language and culture, and that is just in the time since high school. On top of all of that I have met some of the most interesting people in my travels, and to me that is the greatest part of this adventure called life. I’m back home in Portland and having a good time getting to know a place I moved to some years ago, but never had a chance to fully explore.
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Here’s to the future friends! Let’s have a drink and watch this show called life unfold.