Time sure has flown by since high school. I had always planned to go right to college and travel, but I have yet to do any of those things. Granite I cannot travel due to financial issues, I am getting ready to prepare myself to change my career so I can earn a more steady income. Tomorrow I am going to the community college to see what they have to offer for courses. I want a course that will still allow me to work at the same time so I do not have to miss one or the other each week. Not that I love my job enough to hold on to it with dear life, I just do not want to lose out on that income right yet. Even though the money isnt really there, it still pays my bills and keeps me fed for the moment.
I should probably specify a little more on what I am looking for in a new career. At the moment I am a mechanic at a local body job and I actually enjoy what I am doing. In saying that, I would really like to stick with working on engines of some sorts. I am hoping that the college can put me through some type of engineering course that will help me get a very decent paying job. Not minimum wage. I have always been great at what I do so it has always been hard for me when thinking about a career change. Granite I want to make better money, I dont want to be forced into a job that I do not like. If I can just find the perfect engineering job everything in life would be perfect.
The guys at the shop are happy that I am furthering my career by going to school, but they are sad that I will be leaving them in the future. My boss especially. He has told me numerous times now that if school doesnt work out than I will always have a place back at his shop. From what the others have said I dont think he will hire anyone after me because he has faith I will want to come back. I feel bad for all of this but it is not enough to live off anymore. Yes my bills are paid ,but I would love have new clothes and nicer things for my kids. I wont get any of this working here and that is the sad truth of it. But I will get somewhere with signing up for school, so that is exactly what plan I am going to stick to.