Not sure if this has been done before but I thought it might be interesting and maybe offer some inspiration to the newbies. I've always been envious of people who knew exactly what career path they wanted to take. My sister knew she wanted to be a nurse from a young age and did well at school, went on to further education and then trained to be a nurse. I never had a clue what I wanted to do. I left school with bad GCSE results and flitted from job to job. I eventually ended up working in a warehouse. Seven years later I was still there. Thirty years old, married, four kids and a shite warehouse job. My mrs worked and we got by but I was on **** money and working all the hours under the sun so the kids didn't go without. Everything about my life was good other than work. I hated it but couldn't see a way out. I was up at 4 or 5am five or six days a week and when I was home I was knackered and stressed out. The managers were **** heads and so were most of my colleagues. In summer 2014 I spoke to the Mrs about us getting a second car. Just something cheap so I didn't have to rely on lifts or the bus for work. We saved a few quid and in September last year I started looking for a little run around. After looking at cars online for a while, i started browsing used vans. I found a little Vauxhall combo just up the road from me that I liked the look of so I thought why not. A van is handier to have than a car, especially as I was the only one going to be using it. I went and had a look and the chap selling it was a window cleaner. I bought the van and went on my way. A day or two later I remembered the guy selling the van saying he was a window cleaner and something about it got me interested and I thought "I could do that" so I had a look online and started researching the business. Within a few days I'd ordered all my trad gear and was practicing non-stop. After a couple of weeks doing friends and family members houses I got my first proper job and it's grown from there. I spent another six months working in the warehouse while I was building a little round and doing the windows part time and in March this year I went full time on the windows and haven't looked back since. I'm not 100% sure but after speaking to another windie on here I think the guy I bought the van off might be on here too. I'll see if he recognises the red combo with the Arsenal tax disc holder Let's hear the rest of your story's.