Building a carrer
October 4, 2012 8:57 PM Subscribe
So let me explain my situation, I'm a junior in high school, almost 17, and am starting to think about the future. I have found my passion, building. I'm taking a shop class, and I freaking LOVE it. I used to be at the top of my class, and then I started doing very bad in high school, not sure what happened. It became like a confidence spiral where I wouldn't do something cause it was hard (laziness), get behind, miss more, etc etc. Fast forward 2 years. I took shop, where I became good friends with the teacher, have 100% in it, make amazing things, and absolutely love it. I only have it every other day, and its all I look forward to. I think it's what I would like to do for the rest of my life.
posted by sizzil34 to human relations (37 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I took an AutoCAD class (drafting) which I was behind in, and contributed to the confidence spiral, so I'm not looking to do something too involved with drafting. I feel like it would be different if I could create what I drafted. I'm wondering what careers involve building (cutting, lathing, creating) that isn't a construction worker job, factory worker, etc. All jobs that I've seen that are building-oriented, are really low paying, and high labor, perhaps I am being naive, so please enlighten me! Thanks!