If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that you don’t really know how wonderful you have it until you’re at rock bottom.
- When I was kicked me out of my house by my parents, I had to scramble to find work and a place to stay for the interim.
Naturally, nothing worked out. I was sleeping in the car, with no place to go for work or for sleep. I was homeless, jobless and had no end in sight. It was tough not being able to enjoy the heating and cooling system at the parents’ house, that’s for sure! I was stuck in our car practically freezing to death, plus I couldn’t use the oil furnace as I couldn’t waste what little precious gas I had. Eventually I went back to our parents, who felt bad for me. They let me back in, and I was able to get a job, and I was able to save enough money to go back to school. When I went to a trade school and picked up my Heating, Ventilation, and A/C certification, I could work as a talented and respected HVAC service technician! I was making a fantastic deal of money, and it didn’t take too long for me to afford a place of my own. Finally, I was no longer homeless. When my parents took me back in, I was finally able to move on and up. Let me tell you something – I learned a lot about myself when that all happened, and as sad as it sounds, I needed to hit rock bottom to really start moving up.