I don’t understand what part of my being a certified HVAC technician, my parents don’t understand. I have been saying this for two years now and now that I am graduating from high school, I still want to go to school for HVAC certification. They think I am crazy and they tell me to go to school and get a proper education. I don’t want a ‘proper’ education. I want to be a certified HVAC technician. I wanted to work in my father’s HVAC company but he says it is not for me. He tells me I am too short and petite to do a good job, but I am going to prove him wrong. I took out my college fund and I sunk it into going to a good college that offered Certification courses in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. I was barely five foot tall, but I knew I could do the job. I was compact and I would be able to get into the small spaces and do the work easier. My fingers were small and I would be able to work on the more intricate components of the HVAC system. My boyfriend thinks it is cool that I am going to HVAC school with him, but my parents think he is the reason I am going. When I have my certification behind me, I am hoping to be able to work toward my contractor’s license. Then, if my boyfriend and I ever get married, we can open our own HVAC contracting company. He is going to design school so he can design the HVAC system and do the blueprints.