as a kid i always wanted to follow in my father's footsteps and become a mechanic, so in that sense i've lived up to my expectations. unfortunately, the job itself has not. i've tried dealerships but felt lost in bigger shops so i recently settled into a mom and pop garage a mile from my house (4 mechanics including myself). i can't say that i'm unhappy with my place in life so far. i just turned 20 three days ago so i hopefully still have some time ahead of me to figure out where i'm going. i'm also a full time student but i've stuck to community college so far for a few reasons. mainly because i have no idea what i want to do for a living so i can't justify spending big on classes i might never need, and it also allows me to hold a full time job and afford the toys i've always dreamed of.
i think the real problem is that i expect to much from everything around me. when i was younger i dreamed of having project cars and motorcycles like my dad, and i do now. i have a mazda that gives me endless headaches and keeps me up late at night, just like i remember my dad doing with his camaros. i'm really not going in any direction with this post. i guess after giving this thread some thought i'm really just coming to the realization that even though i wish everything would work out better sometimes, i can proudly say that i have fun owning, working on, and driving/riding cars and motorcycles. that's really all i ever dreamed of as a kid, so i think i would be proud of myself. not even in a sense of occupation or hobbies either, i also feel as if i've retained a good portion of my childhood morals (right vs. wrong) and i try my best to be these for those who care about me. i'm going to give this some more thought for the next couple nights and report back. this is really the first and only unorganized post i've made here (other than the drunk/hungover thread ) so i'd like to try and tidy up my thoughts at some point to too*