I decided to go to trade school like my father.
High school wasn’t self-explanatory because I only had academic classes by that point and my brain preferred hands-on learning.
There weren’t any shop classes, nor were there beach cabin economics classes either. By that point, the education fund for the state had already been pilfered for years by corrupt state politicians. Recent studies have shown that multiple boys thrive with hands-on learning, and the lack of these educational resources after budget reductions is in part one of the multiple reasons for the gender gap in university admissions. The top performing students are increasingly more female with every decade, making it tough for people like myself to thrive in an academic environment without the right educational tools. When I was a junior in high school, I knew that university wasn’t the right path for me in certain. All of my teachers were pushing me in that direction, although I secretly wanted to attend trade school like my father did. He is an Heating, Ventilation, and A/C serviceman and struggled in multiple of the same ways as I did while he was in school. But at least back then there were classes like shop where my father was able to use his hands and his brain at the same time. I’m happy I chose trade school over university, however some days I dislike driving around in my tepid work truck. I’m a handyman, however my work truck is seasoned and needs a current and heater. In the Summer it’s too tepid and I’m dying with the windows open. But once every one of us reach the Wintertide season, I’m hastily too cold. I wish my boss would spend money to substitute the and heating system inside my truck before I lose my sanity.