A gradual leap of faith

timber window repairsI’m going to be honest here. Really honest. Probably more honest with myself than I have been in a long, long time. The truth of the matter is, I really don’t know what I’m doing. People that know me would probably laugh at that. I know I look like I’ve got it all figured out. That’s just a lie I tell to myself and those around me to keep away the scary truth. I don’t want to be lost, no one does I guess, and so it’s easier to look like and act like I know what I want. But I don’t.

Over the last few months I’ve been looking more and more at doing some kind of online course or something. I guess that’s what has lead me to come on this website in the first place. In the spirit of not giving too much about myself away (although I did just share one of my deepest secrets out here on the internet) I’m not going to mention what industry I’m currently in, but I will say that I think it’s time for a change. So I’ve been looking at maybe doing some kind of online qualification in window replacements. Melbourne has a bit of a need for more hands-on types labourers, I know that much, and I’m so sick of sitting behind a computer all day everyday that I think I’d like to do something tangible. Something real. So going into a trade has been something I’ve been looking at pretty seriously.

The thing is, though, I’m not really sure whether I could pick up a job like that on-line. I mean, it’s pretty on-the-job type of stuff. But unless I quit my job, I just don’t really have the time to do an apprenticeship or anything like that. But if I want to become a timber window repair specialist in Melbourne, I know that is probably what it takes. I’m just not sure I’m ready to take that big of a leap of fate quite yet.