When I left my hometown as a high school junior to join a school far away from home, I never imagined i’d make it back home anytime soon.
I hated the environment with its sparse population and limited social amenities.
Moving into a more urban environment opened my eyes to so many things. I was even glad I didn’t have to go back home once school closed because I could stay with my sister over the holidays. However, after finishing high school and joining college then eventually becoming a job seeker, the town life wasn’t that much appealing anymore. Two years after unsuccessfully job seeking, I thought it wise to return home. By good luck, a plant was just setting up not far from home. A few weeks later, an air quality systems company set up shop in speculation of spiked demand. I quickly volunteered to market for the air conditioning provider as I waited for something better. While at it, I learned how to present a sale of geothermal heat pump, fireplace cleaners, gas fireplace, and sell heat pump service parts. The cooling industry thrived in the heat and I quickly mastered how to perform air conditioning maintenance, talk clients into buying quality HVAC equipment and repair a ductless heat pump and carry out basic heater maintenance, which wasn’t so much in demand. For some reason I enjoyed the job so much I decided to attend weekend classes for a/c repairman certification so that I could handle a/c set up, maintenance and repair. Within one year of working for the company, I had mastered all the energy saving tips that I shared with my family back home, and graduated too.