I am proud to say that my life never went off track again and I have been working as an honest and genuine man ever since. If there has been anything I would like anyone reading this to take from my stories it would be 2 things.
It’s Never Too Late
No matter what situation you have gotten yourself in. No matter how bad things seem to have gotten for you or someone you know, just keep in mind that it is never too late to change your ways and direct your life however you want to.
Something that I told myself a lot back when I was transitioning to life without the watch shop is that no matter how bad you think your life is, it could ALWAYS be worse. There are people going through misery and hard times that people like us couldn’t even imagine and always reminding myself this got me through a lot of hard times.
You CAN Change!
Major life changes are not easy for anyone and starting the process is next to impossible for most people. You have to get all of these thoughts out of your head and stay positive. If it takes you actually sitting down and writing down what you need to change in your life or finding a support system to get behind you then so be it.
Trust me when I say that taking those first steps are the hardest and it only gets easier.
At this point I have come clean with my father and told him all about the horrible job I have been doing and how I have been making so much money just out of high school. My father gave me the talk about how detrimental this could be to my life and this could be the start of a long road down the wrong path.
The very next day I walked into work and immediately walked into Terry’s office to break the news to him. He actually handled it much better than I thought he would, He wasn’t mad but he was extremely disappointed that I was leaving because he loved having a younger guy working for him working as his little protege, molding me into the horrible and dishonest man that he was.
I walked out and after picking up my last paycheck later that week, I never saw Terry again.
College was pretty out of the question for me at this point. My father didn’t have the money for me to go and I had wasted most of what I had made on partying and other useless stuff that was of no benefit to bettering my life.
It was at this point that I decided the only real option that I had was to go to some sort of trade school and learn a blue collar trade instead. I got my certification to be a home inspector and on the side I worked for my father’s friend’s company, restoring roofs and gutters. To give you an idea of the transition, I went from selling fake watches for thousands of dollars to this:
Needless to say it wasn’t easy, but it was something I had to do. I’ll get more into my new life and jobs on the next one so stay tuned to ToWear!