Finally figured out where I'm headed. Thought maybe trying to get into landscaping again might be the route to go, but I know in 3 or 4 years I'd be burned out and sick of doing lawns and BS work. I enjoy it, but not that much. I was planning on getting a landscape design degree, which would be interesting, but I'd never use it. I've decided that I'm just really not going to be happy unless I'm on iron everyday, there's no doubt that God has given me the ability to run equipment for a reason. Many folks in my home town have told me that if I didn't get back into dirt it would be a waste of talent. I don't like to think of myself as the best operator that exists, but for me to hear that from numerous people at the age of 20 it means something to me I suppose. Decided to finish up my 2 year degree in college and call it good for now. May go back and finish a BA at some point, but I'm not a scholarly person anyhow, just can't keep myself motivated. I've decided to appy for an apprenticeship with the local operating engineers union. Starting pay is pretty good, but it's the experience I'm looking for. Most of the big guys around here are union and hopefully I'll get the chance to be working on pipe jobs, development work, maybe even get on a grader in a few years. Looking forward to getting out there and back into what I enjoy doing, but it will be about a year before I get started.