When I was young, I used to make up songs to help me remember things.
I would sing some stuff when I was doing homework so I could remember what I was studying. Even when I was doing chores in the house like changing the air filter for the HVAC system, I would sing the steps about what I was doing, but I would make it sound good. My parents would always laugh and even they got in on the action singing about changing the air filter, or even vacuuming the floor. I remember once when a friend was asking me if I could teach him how to change an air filter for the HVAC system. I told him it was really easy, and then I broke out into my song as I was showing him. He thought it was funny at first, but he saw how catchy the tune was and then he thanked me because he said he would never forget how to change the air filter after that. We remained good friends all through school and then one day he said he wanted to be an HVAC technician. You know, it’s honestly something that I never thought about going through school, but I figured why not do something like that. I already knew how to keep up with certain HVAC maintenance and I knew how important it was to keep the air filters changed. So we both ended up going to an HVAC trade school when we graduated from high school. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.