I always knew that college was not the answer for me and my future.
I barely made it through high school.
I had these in science and English. I enjoyed working with my hands, so I had really good grades and all of my technical and shop classes. I could make a lamp out of strip wires and a piece of wood, but I couldn’t tell the difference between a subject and a predicate. When I found out about the HVAC repair program at the technical school, I decided to get more information. My parents went to an open house with me so we could learn more about the technical school. I took a placement test in high school and I scored extremely high. I qualified for several scholarships and grants to go to the technical school. The scholarships and grants were only good if applied to technical programs such as HVAC repair. I knew that HVAC technicians earned a good salary, so I chose to enter that profession. I spent 12 months in technical school to learn all about HVAC repairs and installation. I excelled in my classes and never learned anything lower than a B. When I finished school, I had several job offers. One job offer turned out to be in the city. I never planned to move to the city, but I knew I would make more money there. My girlfriend and I packed up our apartment and we decided to try something new. The city is big and overwhelming, but we enjoy being near the center of the action.