From the earliest age, I was always athletic.
I played in sports from the age of five until I was a senior in high school.
Although I played baseball and basketball at different times, my favorite sport was always soccer. It was my first sport and the one I played while I was in high school. I made it all the way to the varsity team as goalkeeper. Although I wasn’t running back and forth across the field the entire game, my role was important. I had to jump and throw my body across the field to stop shots from going into the goal in case our defense faltered at any point. The whole team hit the weight rooms after we finished practice each day. Even though I abandoned sports when I entered college, I was still in shape for years afterward. I used to love going swimming and working out in the weight room at school. When I finished my associates degree, I decided to take classes so I could get a certification in residential and commercial HVAC. My state has seen a constant increase in development over the past 10 years, and isn’t poised to stop anytime soon. Even if we stalled in economic growth, there would still be enough HVAC related work to keep me employed for life. I can’t think of a huge number of careers that would never disappear under any circumstance unless the world itself ended. I like learning hands on skills and working tools on a daily basis. Air conditioners are easy enough to learn, but demanding enough to make the work satisfying. When I get a customer’s furnace or air conditioner running again after a breakdown, it gives me a strong feeling of self-satisfaction.