If there is something I have learned, is that if you are absolutely miserable with your job selection, then you should switch to another career.
Due to peer pressure and my parent’s expectation, I was originally going to be a doctor.
The only thing is, I suck at math and science, nor am I interested in being a doctor to begin with. Regardless, I decided against my own wishes and went for what my parents wanted. I ended up almost failing with D’s and F’s and I was absolutely miserable all of the time. I knew I needed to get out of there fast, and so I switched my education to something that sounded much more appealing, being a HVAC worker. To say my parents were pissed, is an understatement. They didn’t talk to me nor did they attempt to understand why I switched schools. It took them years to accept my new career as a HVAC technician. Even when I graduated from HVAC college as a certified HVAC professional, they did come to my graduation, with their arms crossed and scowls on their face. It really made me doubt myself for awhile, and it was hard to pull through, but now I am working at a trusted HVAC company, and I couldn’t be any happier, which is what my parents should want to begin with. Even still, the effects of attempting to be a doctor remain, even though I have been out of school and in the workforce for years, I am still paying off school debt from my first school. My parents did eventually accept me as a HVAC tech, but it is never enough for them.