As you guys know, I was a little into cars and of course my limo. My brother was in tech school for being a mechanic. He was way older than me so he would teach me things he knew and learned about. From what I heard, my brother was a great mechanic. He had a very strong knowledge of how automobiles work and their functions. He taught me a thing or two. I think it was his dream to be a mechanic, but for me that wasn’t so much the case. I was more into the jobs on the higher end of the pay scale. I was looking more at becoming a doctor or a lawyer. They seem to get paid a large amount of money.
Anyway, after school I would come home and my brother would be working on a particular vehicle. He was trying to get this old piece of junk up and running and, he wanted to add all these cool gadgets to it. I thought the guy was crazy, but he was determined. He used that car as a teaching tool to help me understand how a car works and what it took to fix them.
As the years passed by, I could have become a certified mechanic just from practicing with my brother and fully understanding how a vehicle worked. Yes it was a handy skill to have, but it just wasn’t where my heart was.
I moved onto college and went to school for becoming a nurse. Little did I know that nursing school is no joke and it takes a lot of work to get in. I, of course, was determined and worked my butt off. I finally landed my RN and got a job at the local hospital in the community. This was perfect.
As I was going to nursing school, my brother was creating his auto repair shop business. He actually hired a bunch of his friends. When I landed a job, my brother also landed his life long career. His repair service blew up. People were coming from all over the place and visiting him and he was raking up the dough. I asked him how we did this. I mean at this point he was making and is still making more than me. He said little brother, it’s not so much the skill, but how you use your skills. I thought this was unique because yes he doesn’t exactly have the skills of a nurse, but his skill to repair vehicles, along with be a successful business man is a challenge in itself.
The moral of this story is, it is hard to tell the future and how some situations are going to pan out. But if you work hard to achieve what you truly want it is possible. My brother made his dreams come true and I’m on the road to making mine come true as well.