Once I had the right skills, she’d take me under her wing in her AC business and teach me the trade.
I guess I’ve always been the dreamer in our family as the last born. While the rest of my siblings were doing chores and working part-time, I got a lot of favors from our parents. Back then, I saw this as having the upper hand over my siblings. But later, it turned out they had more practical skills than I did. After high school, I told my parents I wanted to go to Italy to study artifacts or something. I got into university, completed my studies but couldn’t land a job. At that time, my sister had tried to encourage me to get practical skills like being an AC technician like her. But, I saw that path in the HVAC industry beneath me and went to Italy. After a frustrating year looking for a job, I returned home with my tail in between my legs. But to my astonishment, my sister was willing to help me out to get into the HVAC industry. Instead of trying to land a job back home, she encouraged me to go to HVAC school, which didn’t take too long, and become a certified AC technician. Once I had the right skills, she’d take me under her wing in her AC business and teach me the trade. I thought this would be temporary but fell in love with the heating and cooling industry. I guess I never took interest before because my sister was telling me what to do, which I wouldn’t say I liked that much. True to her word, my sister took me under her wing after completing HVAC school.