A Maine social worker finds a new calling on a cross-country bike trip

Aug 8, 2022
Leah Day knew she was ready for a professional change, but wasn't exactly sure what was next.
Twain Braden, Leah Day and their sweet dog, Georgie. Braden supported Day's cross-country bike trip with son Oakley.
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They changed careers during the pandemic. Here's what they learned.

Jun 21, 2022
Even when you're passionate about work, making it your whole identity can be toxic, experts say.
The pandemic forced millions to reevaluate what they wanted out of life — and out of a career.
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Glass art called to him, so he left Home Depot to make marbles

May 16, 2022
Hunter Read traded in his day job for long hours and the physically demanding task of crafting artsy marbles. And he loves it.
“You couldn’t stop me from doing this if you tried,“ Hunter Read says of making his faceted glass marbles.
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