After high school, my son told me he wasn’t sure what to do with his life.
- Though he qualified to go to college, it just wasn’t in the books for us.
College would cost a small fortune, and he wasn’t keen to carry such massive debt studying a course he didn’t like. So, we let him be for some time as he worked as a store clerk in town. We had faith he’d figure out what to do soon. One afternoon, he was home from work when the HVAC technician arrived. We had booked him two days before to inspect the heating and cooling unit in the house. Summer was almost here, and we wanted to know the unit was in the best condition. My son allowed him to access the central cooling and heating system for a proper inspection. As the HVAC technician did his job, they began to talk about his career. The HVAC technician informed him his dad had been an HVAC technician. He always went with him to job sites when not in school, and that’s how he developed a passion for the HVAC industry. The HVAC technician told my son the job paid well, had excellent working hours and best of all, he wasn’t in debt. He went to HVAC school part-time and worked, which helped him cover all the costs of school. That was such a light bulb moment for my son as he finally figured out what he wanted to do. He didn’t have to go to college and get into debt to live a good life. He’d study installing and repairing HVACs. That was such good news for us, and we were ready to support him every step of the way.