I went to college for six glorious years.
I never got my diploma, unfortunately, but I made a lot of great memories, and learned a lot while in school. Most of what I learned happened in the frat house. The frat house was party central, and was so much fun that I did terribly in school. It is the reason I spent 6 years on a 4 year degree, and never even got that degree! What I did get was a wider education about life, and in an unexpected way I found my calling. Our frat house was so old and decrepit it did not even have a central HVAC system, and most of the rooms had individual units instead. It took me a few tries, and I ruined a few air conditioners, but finally I got the hang of it. After that, we didn’t need to call an HVAC tech very often, because I could rig up any of the units that broke. When we needed spare parts, I had a half dozen air conditioners to pick through. Those were the A/C units I broke while I was first learning, and now they were providing a lot of valuable parts. After learning the ropes, I decided it would be a smart move to get my HVAC certification, and seek out a job in the industry. I was pretty good at it, I enjoyed the work, and college cost too much anyway, so that’s why I decided to quit school and become an HVAC tech. Best decision I ever made!