I wanted to be a doctor when I was a little kid, but the sight of blood made me throw up every time.
For a while, I thought it would be neat to fly a jet, but I get airsick very easily.
I was worried that I would never find something to make me happy, so I joined the army. While I was in the military, I had to learn a skill. I ended up working as a repairman on heating and air conditioning systems. Whenever there was a problem in the office buildings or barracks, I was the person called to fix the heating and air conditioning system. It wasn’t an awful job, and I never had to leave the states because there was always a need for me at home. I spent 12 years in the armed services and then I decided to leave the military when I got married. My wife wanted to have children and she didn’t want to raise them alone. I understood that I was giving up a lot, but I wanted my life to be happy. I had to find a job in the civilian world and the only skills I had was heating and air conditioner repair work. It was my best shot at finding a good job, and I placed a lot of different applications with local service centers. It didn’t take long to find a job, because I had plenty of skills. A couple of years after I was out of the service, my wife had our first child and five more to follow. I thought it was going to be difficult to leave the military, but it was the best edition of my life.