I hoped to become a physical education teacher when I grew up. I loved PE as a kid. I thought it would be great to be a coach and help kids to stay active and fit. However, my life didn’t go quite as planned. I ended up with a baby and a fiance a year after graduating high school. I took a job working in accounting just to keep up with my bills. I never gave up on my fitness plan. I noticed that my gym is hiring a certified fitness expert. I became curious as to what that involved. I found out that there are classes available to become a certified fitness expert. I never went to college to be a gym teacher but I was excited when I saw how simple it is to achieve this certification. Because of my knowledge and experience exercise, I hped the process would be a bit easier. I realized that I would not be able to gain the certification in time to try the job opening at my local gym. However, when I told them I was interested, I was thrilled to learn that the gym was willing to hire me as a personal trainer once I became a certified fitness expert. I needed the money from my accounting job to cover the cost of classes to become a personal trainer. Once I got my certification, I hoped to make enough money to give up my accounting job. I discussed my plans with my family and decided to give it a try. I’m thrilled to finally be pursuing my dream job. It’s a different plan than what I envisioned as a child, but it’s better than accounting.