In high school I got into glass blowing as a interest.
- I had high hopes of being a lawyer, and was focused on my schooling, but working with glass and sculpture was my artistic outlet, however glass blowing is a genuinely specialized skill, involving taking molten glass on the end of a pipe and blowing it into a special shape.
I would make vases or lamp bases, or occasionally just make a silly creation out of colored glass. Years later when I went to school I found a supplemental income by using my glass blowing skills at the local glassworks. This corporation adjoined the medical marijuana dispensary, and basically all I did was make bongs and pipes for potheads! Working there also gave myself and others straight-forward access to medical cannabis, something that I started to avail myself of on a nightly basis. I could never use medical cannabis while working of course, because the heat involved is genuinely dangerous. Whenever I went to my school classes, or hung out around the house, I would smoke a lot of medical cannabis. With the employee discount I got at the medical cannabis store, it was cheaper than smoking cigarettes! Eventually I moved out of neighborhood and had to stop working at the medical cannabis shop, even though I still make bongs in my spare time, however now I sell them online, through an Etsy shop, instead of in a medical cannabis dispensary. The pay is a lot better, but without getting the sweet employee discount at the medical cannabis store, I still make less at the end of the day.