Collaborative investment in human capital

I got hurt on the job when I was 27. And I got up, I had a back injury – I was working in retail back then – and I was lifting something and hurt my neck and my arm. And I actually went back to school, and that's when I got my bachelor's. I took some time to heal, and then I went back to college. So I got retrained, that's how I dealt with it. I had I actually take two years to get over that to get over you know, the injury.  

When you when you go to school right after high school, I don't think you enjoy it as much as when you go back for yourself. So you can actually appreciate it more then. I think I handled it pretty well you know, you deal with it the best you can, whatever life throws at you. And then you find out whatever mistakes that you make along the way, and then you do whatever you can to rectify them.  

I wasn't over-educated at that point. So it was easy for me to just go for education instead of retraining at that point. Because there's like a choice that you’re can make; Do you want to get retrained or you want to go back to college? Things like that. What do you do? But since I had not been to college before that I went ahead and did that because that was of interest to me.  

I actually did have government help. Because when I was right out of high school, I just went to a business school, because we couldn't afford to go, to send me to college - because they were including my you know, the money my dad and the money I made. Because I started working when I was 15. But when I was on my own, I didn't qualify for them. So I had that kind of, I had that government help.