Not that many care, but being a stuck up young Australian that loves himself (Who didn't at 18?) I thought I'd write about the direction my life is headed!
I'm not great at writing this sorta stuff out. But here goes.
I've wanted to be a carpenter ever since I built my first woodwork project in high school. I made a magazine rack that wouldn't even fit a decent sized magazine in it. That didn't stop me from taking it home and filling it with all the books that I could fit.
Ever since then I had an obsession with making things out of timber. Looking at big projects like the MCG oval or Sydney opera house and thinking about how someone could possibly create something so amazing. That stuff blows my mind.
Anyway, about this time last year I was doing year 11 that was based around a Construction career. I did your basic maths, English and Physical Recreation to help me get at where I needed to be. Along with a class on my chosen Career.
This got me even keener when I went for two weeks work experience with a company building a big medical center. I got to go around with a carpenter and cladded almost the whole thing in hebel panel walls! I was loving it!
A week into my work experience the company put an ad in the paper looking for apprentices so I spent loads of time during class preparing a resume to win myself an apprenticeship. To my delight, I was offered an interview. My first proper interview ever.
On the day of the interview I was as white as a ghost and felt like id been hit by a truck as I got within 200m of the door.
The first couple of questions were hard to answer because I was shaking so much and had to force words up from deep down in my throat.
A couple of questions, I came up with some really stupid answers and thought I had blown it. But I Pushed on until the finish.
I've lost my chance, Why was I so Terrible? Why couldn't I just be myself! all these things went through my head but I decided to forget about it and apply for some more apprenticeships.
Two weeks later I received a phone call. I was offered an apprenticeship! Brilliant!
I almost started straight away.
Two weeks into my apprenticeship I was the happiest teen alive. Even happier when I was brought $2000 worth of tools by the company. These tools were like pure gold to me and were assorted 300 different ways in my toolbox until I was happy. You might laugh. But I spent the whole weekend obsessed with them and even wore my nail bag(toolbelt) around the house.
Anyway with the good comes the bad. My Grandfather passed away after that and just recently the other one too. Hopefully they finished off knowing I was on the right track and were proud.
This was a real downer for my family as we were really close. I really didn't want to go to work at this stage but pushed on.
about a year later and things are as good as ever.
Doing 12 hours a day a fair way from home which is a real experience. Loving every bit of it!
What else? well. Soon enough I can get my licence Which will be good as. Since I started Ive been saving up and am after a 2001 Subaru forester limited. which is a one colour forester unlike the normal two tone ones.
Anyways I'm starting to lose my motivation here. So there you have it!