This is the summer of Gherkins on the Move....I thought I'd update a bit on the Gherkin movers.....seems appropriate as our house is currently filled with boxes and movers.
Jamin (Gherkin 4) established himself at Texas A&M at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He's the vice president of a graduate student organization. He secured a job at Outback and then secured a couple of jobs which are geared more to his interests. He's tutoring history and political science majors - seems to be mostly athletes. He's also been offered the chance to oversee the energy sustainability program at A&M. I don't have numbers, but he saved quite a bit of pocket change for ASU with the program he instituted there. The difference is A&M is willing to give him a living salary for his efforts. He's also finished a complete rewrite of a novel. AND yes, he began classes yesterday and loves the classes to this point. I believe he is pursuing his second Masters in "International Affairs." He is looking to work in Foreign diplomacy and/or National Security.
Josiah (Gherkin 3) moved to the Seattle area. He's loving the change of weather and scenery which the state of Washington affords.
He's busy building a team of LEADERS (vs fast food servers), fielding questions and making a difference in the operation of a store with last month's 3rd largest sales in Chick Fil A. He's already seeing some low scores turn around. He's also had other operators call to chat with him about his leadership development system. We're proud of the steps he's taking. We hope Chick Fil A will soon give him his own store - but nonetheless - he's learning good things and able to stretch in areas of leadership which excite him.
|Arielle and Krista|
|Lindsay, Krista and Arielle|
Meanwhile, Jared (Gherkin 5) has landed in D.C. He's conquering the phone lines in Congressman Conaway's office and learning the ropes of his new position. ASU has given him permission to finish his last classes online and independently with a professor. This means he will not have to move back to TX for a final semester of college. He hopes to be able to find a job in DC and stay. We plan to be back in San Angelo for his graduation in May. He's making the most out of his college years.
|Jared in D.C. - lucky dog|
He has already been able to meet up with Arielle's best friends. This photo makes me miss all the families involved.
|Miss these gals moms dearly!|
As this is a post on moving Gherkins, I'll add our "first day of school" photo again - Nolan (Gherkin 7), Alex (Gherkin 8) and Stacia (Gherkin 9) are gearing up for a season of full timing in the Caboose - lots of transition and moving in their future too.
|Nolan, Alex, Stacia|
|Izaak and Bre|