Dwayne is from Vidalia, Georgia, which is about 100 miles west of Savannah. When he was a young person in high school, he got a job working construction. He was satisfied with the pay, and figured he didn’t need school anymore, so he dropped out. After realizing that he couldn’t live off of small construction jobs without a high school diploma, he went back to attain his GED. Dwayne’s children have all grown up, and both became military families. “I divorced my wife 17 years ago, and it just got better from there,” he continued with a slight chuckle. He is still working in construction, just for larger companies than before. “Steel studs, ceilings, tile, floors, windows, doors; I do it all. I just have to wait around until companies need me, then I go wherever they tell me, if I think the money’s good enough.” Dwayne has travelled a lot. He’s been all up and down the east coast, going no farther west than Mississippi. “Construction: it’s what I know, and it’s what I am good at.” He does a lot of disaster relief work, including work in Charlotte after Hurricane Hugo and in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Even though Dwayne isn’t making that six-figure salary that everyone craves for, he is doing work solely based on what he enjoys doing. It isn’t much about the money to him. Sure, if he’s offered a large project, he’ll take it, and it will be his best work, only because he gives his 100% every time. Dwayne’s “best” is constantly getting better. It’s just a cycle that, if we can understand it, we can conquer it.