Growing up, I learned the value of working hard.
- My parents were set in demanding that we all earn our keep around the household.
Additionally, it was not an option to slack off in school by any means – it was the honor roll or the highway. By the time I was a teenager, I had no choice but to go out and find employment unless I wanted to be grounded. As such, today, I am definitely not the sort of human being who tries to skip out on work. That being said, of course there are times that I find this a challenge. Particularly, when the outdoor air temperature is finally warming up after a horribly long and frigid winter season. If you live in a hot and cold area of the country like I do, you understand that the first two days of every spring are the most exciting time of the year. All you want to do is ditch your responsibilities, run outside, bask in the sunshine, and start planning outdoor gatherings with your friends since it is possible to be comfortable without a huge central heating, cooling, and air quality control system. Those initial opportunities to comfortably open your windows for fresh air and ventilation are really something… but they really make it difficult to care about your indoor work. Luckily, as a heating, cooling, and air quality control technician, I have some ability to enjoy the climate, no matter what. I work in a shop where we do intricate HVAC repairs, but I can easily transfer my work outdoors on comfortable days. If the sun is streaming on those first spring days, you can find me working on AC units in the middle of the parking lot.