I spent nearly fourteen years working my butt off in strange offices doing middle management work. It was a long and very tedious climb to make it to that high level and I was not sure I had the inclination or the ability to get much higher. It was just such a backstabbing environment and nobody ever seemed recognizably happy with their work. Finally, after internally debating it over and working up the nerve, I asked to get myself laid off from work and enrolled in a local trade college to be a Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C professional. I was fortunate to have a boss who was fairly understanding and generous enough to lay me off so I could collect unemployment checks. I picked Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C because I had an aunt who used to perform that work and would take me along with him on service calls when I was a child. Watching him do work on gas furnaces and cooling systems always fascinated me, and perhaps this was the path that I should have chosen from a younger age. However, then the two of us wouldn’t recognize how much I despised being in middle management, so perhaps things need to happen at particular times in your lifespan. I went to trade college and spent the next 8 months studying all the ins and outs of the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C industry. I learned a lot about residential gas furnaces and large commercial a singles. I also learned how to put an cooling system together from scratch and how to install air ducts. All in all, it was an amazing experience and I graduated near the top of our class. There were also local Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C companies there to help guide us as well, and I was offered work with a top business in the county at our graduation ceremony.