I used to always think that everybody needed to go for a college degree.
I was pretty strict about this with all of my children because I didn’t want to see any of my family become unsuccessful in their lives.
Well, my youngest son was always a little bit rebellious but he was a very smart young man. He never liked to be told what to do and he was never big on following the rules. I have had plenty of headaches with him, but he also has taught me a lot over the years. When it came time for him to go to college, he said he was not going to college to get a degree. This made me angry and I thought he truly was just going to do his own thing and throw his life away. I was surprised when he chose to go to a trade school to earn his HVAC certification. It was amazing because he was able to earn that certification within a year and he actually started his career in the HVAC industry before his older brother got his Bachelor’s degree! He also was making more money than my other children and I was impressed. I never realized that you could accomplish such a thing without actually getting an official college degree, but my son proved me wrong like he did with a lot of things. I actually was very proud of him and he even helps us a lot with our HVAC system troubles which we genuinely appreciate. We love our son to death and I guess I will always have something to learn from him!