Dear US Venture Open participants and organizers, THANK YOU. Thank you so much for participating in and organizing such an amazing event. 800 golfers, 100+ volunteers, and countless other supporters all came together for a day of golf, networking, fun...and fundraising. Over $1.85 million was raised to fight the root causes the poverty in our community. I can't explain how proud I am to have taken part in such an event. Dear hormones, You suck. The end. Dear Mother Nature, This rain was so needed. And you won't hear a single complaint from me about the drop in temperatures. Bring on jeans, sweater and boots weather! (I'm so ready for fall!) Dear weekend, It's on. Yoga, farm market, block party volunteering, and volleyball are just the beginning. The real task: get the house ready and organized. Scholars move in in t-minus 21 days. BOOM. Dear self, What's meant to be will always find a way. Promise yourself to always remember this - through the good and the bad.