College Is Probably My Only Shot

I Am Not The Man My Dad Is, That’s For Sure

This guys pretty much sums up how I am feeling right now. Remember how I told you about my dad flipping houses with my uncle in my last post? Well today I went to help them out with a project they have been working on and I want to die. My body hurts SO BAD AFTER ONE DAY OF WORK. I feel like such a little girl and am embarrassed to be typing this out for the world to see but hey at least I am probably making some of you out there feel better right? Glad I could be the source of your entertainment and mocking for the time being. :)

I guess I didn’t really explain what “flipping” a house means to anyone out there who has no idea. No, it doesn’t mean taking a house and turning the whole foundation upside down. It’s actually just buying run down houses that were either for-closed (sorry peeps) or just really cheap and then renovating it and reselling it. I don’t even know if renovating is the right word I’m looking for here but it is just basically buying a cheap house, fixing it up, and selling it for more.

This:

Gets turned into this:

  

Alright I may be talking my dad and uncle up a taaaaaad but you get what I am saying.

So anyways, now that I am out of high school and have a lot more free time my parents have been kind of nagging me to get out of the house more and fill up some time so my dad thought it would be fun to have a little bring your 17 year old son to work day and I tagged along.

I really don’t even know what we did that has me feeling like I’m 97 years old, but I am hurting bad. I did do a lot of heavy lifting but I really wasn’t thinking too much about it at the time. I don’t know if I threw my back out or if I really am just this much of a little girl trapped in a boys body but I don’t think I am going to get out of bed tomorrow. My uncle and dad of course just laughed at me and said it was about time I “grew some hair on my chest.”

Not For Me…

So what does this have to do with me and college you may be asking? Well, after today I realized that there is no way in HELL that I could ever do such a physically demanding job as a career and that doing well in college and figuring out what I want to do with my life is going to have to be the only choice I have.

In addition to all this house flipping, my dad’s main job is for a tree service company where he does just as much hard work every day. Look here to see some of the stuff that my dad does and just powers through like it’s no big deal… And he’s 57!!!

I am 17 years old and I feel like I am going to be on my deathbed tonight after working for 1 day. Hopefully this is just because I really don’t exercise or play sports or anything so my body just isn’t used to it and the next time I will be able to do twice as much work??? Yeah, I am just going to keep telling myself that…

Stay tuned to see if my body is able to get out of bed tomorrow!