Guest Post: How to Trust an Unexpected Journey

Hey guys! I’m so excited to share this guest post/story with you. Caroline, who blogs over at The Trendy Trainer has graciously offered to share how and why she made the transition from a “9-5” office/desk job to a schedule and work/life balance allowing her to pursue things she enjoyed more. Things that made her happier. Caroline is the absolute sweetest girl and I hope you enjoy her story!

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Caroline guest post

I vividly remember moments in my childhood when I played about 17 different sports. From field hockey to tennis, lacrosse and horse back riding, I tried it all. I would attend summer camps and clinics play for single seasons and then switch to another sport — it’s safe to say I had a difficult time making up my mind.

In college I veered towards fine arts, graduating from college with my BFA in Art History. Yet, even though I was learning about the Italian Renaissance and figure drawing, I still had an itch to be healthy and stay active.

Bottom line: As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized my patterns as a kid haven’t changed at all over the years.

So when I began teaching indoor cycling classes and gradually immersed myself in the fitness industry, it wasn’t long before I knew this transition — this unexpected journey — was where I was supposed to be.

I began writing The Trendy Trainer as a way to review and recap fitness studios in the Boston-area. Paralleling my patterns as a child, I was able to partake in numerous group fitness classes — never feeling bored by my workout routine.

After numerous networking events and hours spent staring at a blank WordPress page, my blog turned into a job. I could finally write about Boston-area fitness studio openings, instructor profiles and up-and-coming trends in this industry — and get paid for it.
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