Looking back at some of the decisions I made, I have regrets.
I know we all experience regret from time to time, but my biggest regret was letting other people push me around, enough where I started living what they thought an ideal life for me would be, instead of what I longed for in my heart.
When I was growing up, I had many skills. A bit of craftsmanship, animal care and technology to name a few. One of my favorites was working on HVAC machines though. I discovered my love for working on HVAC equipment when ours broke one day, and my uncle who is usually good at repairs was unsure how to fix it. Even though I had zero experience, I was still able to repair the HVAC unit. Now honestly that is not something you should do if you have zero experience, but I didn’t know that back then. Although I actively enjoy HVAC work, my parents thought I would make a better teacher. The reason being because I worked really well with kids. That was true, but even though I liked working with kids, I did not want to have that as a job. This angered my parents, and they kept pushing until I finally gave in and agreed to become a teacher. I became a high school teacher for 30 years, until recently when I quit. During that time, I hated it. I always felt unhappy and hated the material I taught. Sometimes I feel like I didn’t even understand what I was teaching to my students myself. Ever since I became an A/C worker that has changed, I am happier than ever, and it just makes sense to me.