When I started learning to be a carpenter, I thought that it would only help me save money and increase my savings. I also thought that my life would be financially secure after I quit or lose my job. However, I came to realize being handy and doing carpentry had much more to offer in life. Often, I have been stressed when I cannot find money to do little repairs here and there in my home. Sometimes, I even had to borrow a small loan in order to have the repairs done. Today, I have realized that being a carpenter has taken stress off of me, and this is how.
I save money
The first benefit I got when I learned to be a carpenter was saving money. In the past, I could spend a lot of money to pay carpenters whenever I needed to have my doors, chair, tables, and cabinets fixed of small defects. However, since I learned the skill, I can do the work on my own. I don’t have to pay anybody to repair my furniture. This has taken away the stress of hiring a professional carpenter to do these tasks.
I spend my free time productively
Instead of having a ride to the town and spend money in restaurants or social places like pubs, I take that as an opportunity to fix my damaged furniture. On weekends and during the time I am off duty, I keep myself busy with the tasks of repairing furniture and fixing the doors.
Therefore, I don’t have to spend more by going out. This way, I reduce my expenses and at the same time make use of my free time in a productive way. At the end, I feel satisfied with my work. I learn new skills everyday and much of the stress regarding home repairs and improvement has been taken away.
I have something to earn me money when I quit my job
My constant worry during the time I have been working has been my future financial stability. I have been wondering how I was going to lead my life if I was laid off. I have secured my future financial needs by learning carpentry skills I could use when I quit my job or if laid off. Today, I don’t have to worry about losing my day job because I have an extra skill, which I can take advantage of and earn me an income to take care of the family.
The carpentry skills I have acquired have prepared me to take on my future life in a more confident way without worrying about finances. Should I be laid off from my current job, I can use the skills to do handymen work, which earns me income.