I worked at Wal-Mart.
To sum up my experience, I gained little perspective, next to no money and was more confused than ever about my future. All I knew was that I did not want to stay in Wal-Mart. So I didn`t. I decided it was time to apply to college, even if I wasn`t positive about my decision. I chose three programs, Baking, Business Operations Management and Sign Language.
My reasoning was;
- baking, I`m good at, I`m creative and I liked it in high school
- business operations management, endless opportunities, be my own boss
- sign language, something that interested me
Solid reasons, I know.
Anyways, I ended up being accepted and going to Centennial College for Business Operations Management. After first year, I knew I had made a mistake on this 9 semester course. First of all, my reasons "endless opportunities and be my own boss" were not accurate. Along with that, I realized that I hate desk jobs. So I cut my losses in third semester and left Ontario, moving to Nova Scotia and starting fresh.
Now I live with my Mom. I am working casually as a cook at a nursing home and hospital (which pays surprisingly well) am working on my licence and getting a car. (as those are two things I did not require living downtown Toronto)
I applied, and was accepted to NSCC for Boulanger and Baking Arts and am currently enrolled to start in September, but am at a crossroads within myself. You see, I know I like to bake, but I`m not sure if I could do it as a career and be happy. The other career option on my mind is to become a mechanic, but I have the same concerns.
So, yesterday I went to the library and got some books. I am currently reading a textbook called Auto Body Repair and Refinishing by Robert P. Schmidt
So far I have learned personal, and general shop safety. And all the types of hand tools I would be using.
-2 Chapters down, 35 to go!-