ITS EASY A WOMAN CAN DO IT!!!!
I'm 21 years old now. I didn't get a chance to go to college me being the youngest of 6 and the only girl I grew up with work boots from my brothers in the front doors. Tool boxes in the garage. Work trucks parked outside taking up garage space. throughout high school I didn't know what I wanted. My brothers being in skilled trades they opened a door for me them being older and having experience and being foreman or superintendents I got a chance to enter the construction world and I love every bit of it. Through High school I had excellent grades AP classes anything parents would be proud of. When I was 18 I entered my first labor job in the construction job but I hated sitting around doing nothing I wanted to get down and dirty. My "friends " would be starting college,universities starting basics telling me to get in school and not be in the sun. I lost a bunch of friends. Most are still in school and used to tell me "construction is only for men" your not a man! That would itch my skin. in 3 years I busted my ass of getting dirty learning everything from heavy machinery to blue prints to anything I could get my hands on, I struggle at times to land jobs for being a girl and being dominated by a men's world I didn't go to school or plan to. I'm 21 now and I'm making 40 hr when I travel for work I get more money. I bought me a cashed truck from a project I went to in Antarctica and came back with cash load of money. Meanwhile people who I thought were my friends would bump into me at the grocery store and look at me with envy. I have my own uptown condo, truck , career& life together. From those times they say construction would neve get me anywhere they were wrong . Now they're the ones struggling to find jobs. Nobody is perfect. I worked hard for what I have. A hard hat and safety vest are my go to and I love it. Not only because the money but because most men accept the fact that I'm a girl with long hair loves mani & pedis but can get the job done. It's mesmerizing waking up at 4am climbing up scaffolds to see the sun rise slowly drinking coffee . I don't plan on getting married or having kids any time soon but my future husband better darn as heck accept me and my work boots. Btw now I'm moving into a office setting managing and coordinating projects for more pay, and if I ever feel like going back to the field I'd do it all over again. I'm a woman in construction 🔨 in the weekends you find me with heels and make up if I'm not working! Don't ever let anybody tell you any different no matter what you want to be or do.. go get it! Get back up if they knock you down, work hard in silence. Do not depend on people to get you where you want to be. Work hard and let success do the talking! I went for my dream job and here I am with a company truck a project on my hands and economically stable , healthy, living my dream at 21. Meanwhile those who doubted are slowly evolving into ignorance and getting nowhere in their life. I didn't do it for them but I did it because I knew I had what it took to one day own my own work truck in a skilled trades job. Life is too short to not go out there and get what you want. Ladies don't be scared to get down and dirty. love those hard working men you all have when they work in trades it's hard earned money to put food on the table and get dirty all in one!! the impeccable and unexplainable can happen, we might not make it home.... to all my doubters and negative people believe in yourself I did and look where it took me