I moved to a big city far away from home about a year ago.
I try to go home as often as I can, but it can be difficult due to high travel costs.
When I do find the time to visit, it is so wonderful to catch up with my friends and family. When I visited home for Christmas, I spent an entire week with my loved ones. It was nice to hear about what was happening in everyone’s lives. I heard some wonderful news about my cousin during my visit. He never went to college after graduating from high school. Instead, he worked many different part time jobs. He changed jobs often and did not have any goals in mind. I worried about him because part time jobs would only get him so far. While I was home, however, I heard that he enrolled in trade school. He started a seven month fast track HVAC program. He was already two months into the program when he shared the wonderful news with me. He was enjoying the program so much that he was using his knowledge to make small repairs at home. When he learned something in his program, he went home and tried the repairs for himself. His parents were happy about this newfound drive, especially because he was taking pride in his own home repairs. I am so glad to hear that he has found a new passion and has set a goal to become an HVAC repairman. I am excited to see how the rest of his program goes!