I realized today that I love my job. It exhausts my body and engages my mind, and leaves me feeling open, feeling satisfied not just with what I learn each day but also with how much I just don’t know yet… And I even like my coworkers, which is a complete surprise. Actually, loving this job overall is a complete surprise, because I only ever hoped that it might be like this. Crazy to think that, considering how I didn’t exactly become an electrician overnight… It’s been a big fucking investment. What the hell was I thinking, jumping into this trade without having any idea if I’d like it? And yet, I knew, somewhere. And that’s one of my Why’s, one of my responses to the constantly asked question: I became an electrician because it’s what I wanted to be.