This may be a bit of a radial proposition over here so just hear me out.
Firstly, I’d like to kick this off by saying I hate what I’m doing. I’m not saying that to be melodramatic, either. I know a lot of people love studying and love going to uni and all that jazz but it really just isn’t for me. The problem is, though, that it was always more or less expected that I would go to uni. My parents didn’t come from the most well off backgrounds, and they always wanted more for me. They just didn’t necessarily take into account what I wanted out of life. The other day it just kind of clicked. I am my own person, not my parent’s realisation of the life they could have had. I can live the life I chose.
So I’ve started looking at what kind of courses there are for plumbers in Melbourne. I know, I know, I’m probably not going to find a trade course for free on the internet, but I can try. More than that, I’m just starting to get my eye in. I’m starting to work out how long these kind of plumbing courses go for, what I can expect to get out of them, what exactly I’ll be qualified for once I finish. There are so many things like apprenticeships and stuff that I’d never really had to take into consideration before, but I can see it’s a big part of training to be a plumber. It’s not all fun and games, quite often you’re on call as a 24 hour emergency plumber. Melbourne has serious standards, and if I’m going to be a part of this drain unblocking world, I’m going to have to face my fears. I just hope I’m strong enough and brave enough to make such a drastic change. I hope my parents understand that I need to do whatever it takes to be happy.