I always told my children that I didn’t care what they wanted to do with their life, as long as they were happy.
I don’t think it is important for someone to make a lot of money in order to be successful. I never told my children that it was important either. I didn’t want them to feel like they could not slow down and enjoy life. When my son was young, he worked at a fast food restaurant. Then he tried college for 2 years. He really didn’t enjoy his time in school much at all. After that, he decided to go to a technical school. This time he selected mechanics and auto body as his trade. I honestly thought it was a really good idea. My son has always been interested in cars and trucks and he loves working with his hands. I was hoping that he finally found the right career. It’s been 2 years since my son started working in the industry. Currently he works for a car and truck shop that handles performance upgrades and nitrous systems. My son is learning something new every single day and that makes him feel even more excited to go to work. He has a project car in the garage that I let him keep at the house. He works on the car every time he has a day away from work. He loves working at the custom car shop and I am so happy that my son finally found a career that makes him want to work hard everyday.