I’m sure everyone remembers the questions that all adults asked you when you were little, “What would you like to do when you grow up?” In 33 years, you think that I would have it figured out, but I don’t. While in high school I wanted to fly helicopters, but that was derailed because my mother TOLD me that I was going to do it. Of course rebellion kicked in and I enlisted. After 14 years of Honorable Service, seeing a bunch of countries, meeting awesome people and overall experiencing a life that some people pay for, I still haven’t figured it out.
Once I retired from the military, I thought the thing to do was obvious, go to school. I chose Computer Support Systems Specialist as my major, because it deals with computers and I could possibly make a lot of money. I was wrong, I’m not interested in computers, I mean, I can hop on Youtube and look at videos of the Alabama Crimson Tide winning championships all day long, but that’s not a job. What I do know is that I am a quick learner and I love interacting with people. I thought about being a teacher, but teachers don’t get paid what they deserve. You put up with other peoples kids for 8 hours and they can treat you any way they want, and you can’t do anything about it. I don’t have a temper, but I will be damned that I will let some young punk talk to me in a disrespectful way. After raising children to be respectful and courteous, I’m supposed to deal with a chump with no home training? Hell NO!!!
Some of us still don’t have it figured out. That’s NOT a bad thing. What I do know is that my family will NEVER be without because I will do whatever it takes to make ends meet. One of these days the light bulb will come on, but as of right now, it’s dark as hell. #RDT