I never really wanted to be an architect, but my parents pushed me into it.
Back when I was in high school, I felt a whole lot of pressure to go to college and my parents really did not help with that at all.
I really had no idea what I wanted to do with my life at that point, but I felt like I had to go ahead and decide even though I was only 18 years old. I think that that is the wrong way to go about things, and when I have kids I am never going to do that to them! I mean, you’re still just a kid when you are 18 and there is no way to know what your interests might be five years down the road. Why spend a fortune on education for something you might not even like in a few years? It just does not make any sense. Anyway, by the time I was about 25 years old, I had developed a huge interest in HVAC technology. I had this architecture degree that I wasn’t doing anything with at all, and I decided to go to a technical school to get my heating and cooling certification. It did not cost me very much money and it did not take me very much time to get my heating and cooling certification. Now, I am working as an HVAC technician and I really love it. I guess my architecture degree did not totally go to waste because now I’m thinking of starting up my own HVAC contracting business. My education will be helpful with that, I guess.