She said she was going to school, but I didn’t expect this.

When my daughter graduated from college, I asked her what she was going to do with her newly earned degree? She gave me a great big grin and told me she was going to technical school.

I didn’t know what to say.

My eyes grew wide, my mouth dropped, and I could see that I disappointed her. I didn’t expect to spend $150,000 for my daughter to go to college, only to tell me ‌she was now going to technical school. I asked her what she was going to technical school for, and once again my mouth dropped, but this time I think it really hit the floor. She told me she was going to be an HVAC company owner, but first she had to be an HVAC technician. I was speechless‌. The only words that would come out of my mouth were o-o-o-kay! I could see the tears in her eyes, and she told me I didn’t understand. She had gone to school and taken up website development so that she could own an HVAC company. She wanted to ‌create websites for herself and other HVAC companies to help them become productive. As an HVAC technician, she could work for an online website development company and work strictly with HVAC company owners. She could develop their websites and help them ‌become more productive and successful. When she explained this to me, I understood more of what she was saying, but I couldn’t understand why she wanted to be an HVAC company owner and not just an HVAC technician? Her only response was: why wouldn’t I?