Thursday, August 16, 2012
WOW! What a GREAT Day!
First: my season tickets to Texas A&M football arrived today. WHOOP! Yes, I know that certainly wouldn't put any sparks in some of you, and we Aggies are accustomed to making allowances for the less fortunate of our friends who misguidedly cheer for other schools. (Yes folks, the trash-talking has started!)
Boo graduated from Texas A&M in May of this year. Boo's education was a roller-coaster ride at times. He started at a local community college to get his core classes completed. After about 2/3s of the first semester, he arrived at my office one day and announced that he was done; as in, been there/done that, not going back. I decided that my first reaction was probably not going to get us anywhere; you know the one...("what the hell do you mean you're not going back?!") so I took a breath and we had a chat. As it turns out, he decided that he needed a break so he stayed out a semester and went back in the fall. Fortunately, as he continued to take classes and worked full-time, something amazing happened; Boo grew up. He was accepted into Texas A&M's Ag. Leadership and Development program (think business and management with an Ag. focus). After graduation, he received a job offer with an oil & gas related company and he loves it.
So the second GREAT thing that happened today was, we received notice that Boo was nominated for membership in a national leadership organization. Its like an outward sign of validation for him that even though he had a shaky start, he has certainly proven to himself (his hardest critic) and everyone else that he made it...WHOOP! GREAT job Boo!