Eventually, it all started to click though
I was really excited at first when I graduated from high school, but then I realized that I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. It seemed that I had plenty of time to plan out my future, but I didn’t know if I wanted to go to college or what. I was already working at a restaurant, but I knew that I couldn’t stick with that job forever. Eventually, a friend of mine was telling me about what he planned on doing. He said he was going to attend a trade school to get his HVAC certification. This actually intrigued me and so I learned more about it from him. He said he would be able to earn his HVAC certification in as little as 6 months, and I was blown away. If I went this same route, I could be making good money in less than a year. Most people were going to colleges that lasted anywhere from 2 to 8 years depending on what they were going for. I had to be honest, the thought of the student loans alone made me feel kind of intimidated. I didn’t want to owe back all this money that might be difficult to pay back. With the trade school though, the cost for the HVAC courses wasn’t all that bad and I figured I could make it all work out. So I decided to go to the same HVAC classes as my buddy. He seemed to excel in the course and I was lagging behind. I asked him for help on numerous occasions and I was really frustrated at first. Eventually, it all started to click though. I barely passed the final exam, but at least I passed and got my HVAC certification. Things actually became easier for me when I worked with a good trainer at the HVAC company I now work for.