Friday, July 3, 2009

A Granny's pride...sweet dude...

Kids...what are ya gonna do...my daughter Piper and Grandson Jerid...I wonder where they get their foolishness from...

My Grandson is an avid skateboarder, has been since a wee lad. We've been through all the boo boos you go through(should've invested n 'Band-aid' stocks) the cuts , the scrapes, the bruises...even the hollowed fame of being the first broken bone on the newly built skate park in our lil' burg...

But Jerid quit his factory job to do the job of his dreams, working in the newly built Zumiez skateboard shop in the Coralridge Mall in Iowa City...he's in paradise...a huge pay and hour cut...but who knows what may come...and you know, that dream job only comes around once in a life...so why not ride the wave...

My Grandson, the salesman...and like his Mom and Grandmom and Great Grandmom, he's a natural salesman...before you know it you've bought out the store...a new life begins...

IT'S TIGHT...

14 comments:

High Desert Design Council said...

Do what you love and the money will follow......

Golden West said...

Skating is definitely a growth industry!

time-worn interiors said...

What a sweet boy! I hope he owns the place in a few years!
Theothertheresa

Lori R. said...

I know he is in his element! Couldn't be happier... I bet he doesn't mind sellin' those bikinis either... hope all had a good visit... 4 generations together!

Roses and Lilacs said...

He has plenty of time to get rich, it's nice he can do something he really likes now. As you say, who knows what where it may lead him. I've had a lot of years to regret becoming an accountant instead of following the dreams I had in my younger days.
Marnie

sarayutouched said...

you must be oh so very proud...good for him for following his dream!!

just enjoying my day off...doing some work on high button shoe...listening to the sweet sounds of sweet repose.

happy friday!!
see ya later for coffee...on yet our 5th day of sweats and sweaters...

sassytrash said...

Best of luck to Jerid--you gotta do what you love when you get the chance!! Love your black furniture finishes!! They turned out great, and you are inspiring me to get back to work--I have been road-trippin' and playing too much--gotta get back to work, and blogging!! Happy 4th!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

There is great wealth in happiness...

Greyscale Territory said...

Your pride is reverberating through this post! And so you should be proud! It takes guts and insight and knowing yourself well to not just follow your dreams but live them!

Congrats to you all!

misselaineous said...

Cool lookin' dude, Grandma Sharon! He's young...got to try out those wings with lots of short flights before he soars...look at Tony Hawk...awesome skater and very succesful...followed a dream & is still climbing. You are obviously a proud Grandma! *elaine*

willow said...

Ride the wave!!

trash talk said...

I'd say the leaf didn't fall very far from the grandtree!!!
They say children learn from example and you obviously set a great one of following your dreams and reaching for the stars.
He is just so dang good looking!
I think he is on the cusp of something really big...perhaps training for his own store or possibly endorsements. The sky's the limit...oh to be young again!
Debbie

Chris said...

Very nice piece on Jerid.

People who do make it big, often do what he has done (hours/pay cut to do what they love) when most people would tell you it is impractical. It is great that you support him in his decision!

The Attic said...

Love the salesman shot in the coat...hahaha. Nice store to him to work at. Hope he doesn't spend his entire paycheck there. :)
Happy Fourth Girlie..My eyes are half open but have to get to the shoppe before they block it off for the parade today. We better make some dough!