Plumber No More

I don’t know how I didn’t see it before. Plumbing, seriously? Nobody doubted my enthusiasm, sure, but even I couldn’t tell that I was terrible at it. I guess I let it go to my head far too much whenever I actually did something right. I’d fix a boiler or unblock some pipes, the people would thank me, I’d tell them to have a great day and walk away knowing I’d made a difference. Not as much difference as someone who could do the job better, however. I mean, I love baking! I’m actually good at that too, so why I decided I wanted to join the ranks of plumbing professionals, I do not know.

It wasn’t the big dollars, because my Uncle doesn’t pay me that much and it’s a lot of travel without reimbursement. I suppose I just really wanted a career. Drain unblocking as a Plumber, is a starting point to a long and prosperous career. This is something you can work at until you reach the top of your game.

So you’ve got a person who starts as an apprentice and with hard work and dedication becomes the master. Yeah, that appealed to me. Something that stated that I was good at something, and it would be in writing. Or…if not in writing, people would acknowledge me as a master drain unblocker. My services would be requested, because people would know I was good. Validation all around! That was what my guidance counselor told me anyway.

Little did I know that life doesn’t quite work like that. I was never going to work my way to the top of ranks. This is why they say follow your passion, kids, not just a job that you sort of think might be kinda good. I’m not in the slightest bit devastated. This is a fresh start for me. A real emergency plumber can take up the task of drain repairs and do it much better. I can start teaching people how to bake. Already I’m thinking of lesson plans, so I think this was the right choice in the end.