Mr. Whitlow. I met him and his girl at the pub I worked at a few years back. They would always come in and start up really fun and gitty conversations. They told me about how their "forbidden love" within the office grew (a lame, no fratinizing rule...hello we would have no Jim and Pam people if we keep this rule in place) how they were enjoying the city life and oh yeah we all randomly ran into one another about a year later at the airport when I was living in LA. It was crazy:) Jackson loves skateboarding, sports and figuring out the way he should go! I learned a bit about his upbringing and how successful his grandfather and father have been in the olive oil business. He has started his own path in the marketing and recrutting world. Not to long ago, his company let him go. Leaving Jackson with a whole new set of questions and desires. I found him wresting with, "do I take up the opportunity to work with my family, move back to California and start a new life? Or do I keep pressing into this forged path that I've made for myself in the NW?" This question is not an easy one and I have a feeling that many others wrestle with this.
Jackson is a very kind, soft spoken and yet intense personality. You could easily mistake his chiseled jaw line for one of those on the New York Stock exchange ready to make a million dollar deal. Or you could see this guy grinding away on a farm and being the solid, hard working family man who is ready to take on the family heritage. No matter which choice or path he decides to walk down, I was able to gleen stillness from Jackson. He wasn't too bothered with what choice needs to be made because in the mean time he would enjoy skating, spending time with his lover and seeking out new opportunites. That felt like life to me. In the highes and lows finding out we can still live fully is huge. Hats off to Jackson and his future choice.