I tried to refuse the money, but he told me that I had found what I was good at.
It’s crazy how my grandfather was able to help me find what I wanted to do with my life after I graduated from high school. I was talking to him and I said I had no idea what I wanted to do. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go to college because I didn’t really know what I even wanted to study in school. My grandfather calmly asked me what I was good at. This was interesting because I wasn’t even thinking about what I was good at. I told him I enjoyed working on various science projects in school. It was fun making a working model volcano and I also worked on a pretty cool fan with extra cooling power. He asked me if I would be able to fix his broken A/C unit. I seriously thought about that and then asked him if I could have a look at it. I told him I would have to do a bit of research first and so I looked up how to work on window A/C units. I agreed to take the window A/C unit and I worked on it from home. Eventually I was able to get it working and I was so proud of myself. When I brought him the working cooling machine, he was thankful and he paid me for the work I did. I tried to refuse the money, but he told me that I had found what I was good at. He said I would make a fantastic HVAC technician and there were good trade schools in the area where I could get my HVAC certification. I realized he was right and I decided to do just that. Now I am a successful HVAC technician and I feel I owe it to my grandfather for helping me see the right path.