Working at a technical school
I work at a technical school, teaching students about heating and cooling systems. It’s a job I started almost ten years ago, and I love it as much now as I did way back when. I really love meeting all of the new people – students who come through every session. I find people to be really interesting, and it’s fun to teach the new students and then try to find out what makes them tick. I love to teach them new ways of thinking about the heating and cooling systems that they are going to be working on. Technically, I am just supposed to be teaching them the basics of this subject, but usually I end up going deeper into it just because I love it so much. Teaching HVAC classes is something that just kind of snuck up on me. I never thought that it would be something that I would be doing at this point in my life, but I really honestly love it. It’s so empowering to see all of these young people come out of my classes knowing how to do some things that they didn’t know how to do before. One of these days, after I retire, I bet I will end up with a specialist that I taught. I would love to see the look on their faces when they show up at my home to service my furnace or my air conditioner!