I did pretty bad back in school but at least I graduated.
When my parents asked if I had plans for college, I just laughed about that.
They were trying to be serious, but I didn’t know what I would do with college. I didn’t feel like I was bright enough for it and I just wanted to make money. I worked all kinds of different jobs. I even considered getting into the HVAC industry with some friends, but figured I probably wouldn’t do well learning about HVAC repairs either, it seemed like challenging work. I ultimately ended up working with a security service. Now I am a security guard working at a local bank. It’s our basic duty to provide security to the whole building, but there are different tasks we have to cover. I ended up working the night shift and things are pretty quiet for the most part. Don’t get me wrong, the bank always has the potential to be robbed by criminals, and that’s something I worry about to some degree, but it’s such a relaxing job other than considering scenarios like that. I also love that we are able to adjust the temperature control settings to whatever we want during the night. In the summer months we love cranking the A/C system. In the winter, we keep the thermostat typically around 70 degrees. In the winter, we usually draw straws to see who has to check the outer perimeter of the building. It’s always freezing out there and we can’t wait to get back inside with the warmth coming from the heating system.