Only a couple months later with the end date of Ashley's assignment fast approaching, Josh asked Ashley to stay...she did :)Ryan and Josh met in high school through mutual friends and both being on the track team.
Ryan is now a Bai Energy drink district sales manager in Orange County and lives with his girlfriend, Jen, and their dog T-Rex in Encinitas.
Jordan currently lives in South Bend, IN where he works in sales for Thor, Motor Coach.
Shital (pronounced SHE- THAL) and I met while working at the Tillers.
But in the end he decided to show up (late) and what was meant to be a quick drink turned into a 6 hour first date (during which Ashley thoroughly embarrassed herself) and the rest was history! Well there is a little more to the story that one might argue suggests destiny.
So Ashley packed up her car, said goodbye to her friends promising to absolutely not fall in love and return to Chicago at the end of the summer. After a couple of weeks in California, she decided to sign up for online dating to try to meet people and expand her social circle to get the best So Cal experience.
She has more friends than you and I put together, but somehow manages to spend time with all of them and her family, and still has time to explore at least 3 countries and 5 states a year (the girl is always traveling).
When I first met her she told me her name, but I didn't hear it, so I spent the next week stalking her name tag and listening to everyone talk to her to figure it out. Shital is one of those friends that is always up for whatever you throw at her.
I'm not sure how I have gotten her to go along with all of my crazy ideas, but I think that's a true friendship.
She's one of the members of the "Golden Girls" group, that proved to me that sometimes the hardest things we endure, lead us in the direction of something far more rewarding.