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Work Hard Dream Big

How six professionals reached for — and achieved — their dream jobs.

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP? Did you have your eye on the sky as a potential astronaut? How about a television weather forecaster? Maybe a police officer, a firefighter, a doctor, a lawyer, or a professional athlete?

For many people, their job aspirations stay just that. But others have intentionally shaped a path toward the future they envisioned for themselves. Still others discovered their passion through necessity or changing circumstances. Here, meet six individuals who turned their dream jobs into reality.

Reverse Retirement

After 30 years in social work, Susan Wilkie pivots to the courtroom.

Around the World and Back

Jaimie Sheth‘s charitable inspiration starts at home.

Blazing a Trail

Jesse Marx dreamed of firefighting early on.

Have Guide, Will Travel

Tracy Wilson‘s guided travel business shows her the world.

Hoosier Hysteria

IU fan Nicholas Virden is in his fifth year with the storied hoops program.

Call Sign

Clay Roth‘s outgoing personality was his cue to pursue a career in radio. 

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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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