I hated school. I was good at it, but i hated it. i put 8 years in at college. one AA and one BA. today i work with my hands. i own a shop. but it was my choice. I'm fortunate that my shop has done well through all of this, but that's not the case for everyone. finish school. give yourself a fighting chance. give yourself the leverage. and believe this... that after spending 8-10 hours a day working on other peoples stuff, i have no desire to do anything of my own. my dad always told me to work smart, not hard. I like working with my hands, but i'm a unique situation. finish school.