Photo by Lucie Wicker Photography
A little over 2 years ago, I had just passed my professional engineering (PE) exam as an HVAC engineer and was making my way to becoming a sustainability and process leader at my company. One of my hobbies and side passions was building community and inspiring others to become a better, healthier version of themselves. I even convinced my boss at the time and the head of engineering to both run their first half marathon! It was so rewarding and exciting to encourage them both to challenge themselves and reach this new fitness goal.
My blog and passion provided me the opportunity to join a fitness startup as a blogger and community manager at ClassPass–a company I was obsessed with. What was I to do? I had been working hard, paving a path I was really starting to enjoy as an engineer! But I had no kids (and no plans of any kids anytime soon), no mortgage, and knew in my heart I would really regret not giving this opportunity a try. I knew that I could always go back to engineering if I wanted to but I could never go back and try to take this opportunity. I quit my corporate job to follow my passion.