We hear about passion a lot so we wondered how many people are actually following their passion. We asked the community if they were following their passion and if not, what was holding them back. We’ve shared their responses below.

Martina Albano | Mastering Engineer, Business Owner

In my last year of high school, I know I wanted to go to Berklee College of Music, the top music school in the world. I grew up in Italy, and not many high-school seniors leave for America, so my parents were taken off guard, to say the least. They believed in me and supported me relocating on the other side of the ocean if that meant I could follow my passion. I have been working in the music industry for many years now pursuing my love for music. Read more>>

Euricka Alugas | Certified Occupational Safety Specialist

I am 100% pursuing my passion. a long time ago I decided that I wanted to create a platform where I could help people to stay safe and to protect their loved ones. I remember a very vulnerable time in my life during hurricane Katrina in 2005 being stuck inside my condo couldn’t leave for weeks surrounded by water. I vowed NEVER to allow myself to be that unprepared as it concerned my safety as well as my families safety. That was the day I decided to create the SAFE KIT and the rest is history. Read more>>

Marla Renee Stewart | Sexologist | Sex Coach | Sex Educator

I’m always pursuing my passion of educating folks around sex and sexuality. There’s nothing else I’d rather be doing. If we all were to embrace our sexuality and be full with ourselves and confident with who we are, we’d all be in a better place. I honestly believe that if folks had more love and intimacy in this world, it would be a lot more calmer and kinder. I believe seduction is the ability to mitigate hate and embrace love on a variety of levels. Read more>>

Blair Smoker | Hairdresser, educator, baker and hiker

I feel like hairdressing is my calling. I kinda hate that phrase but it’s the truth. Hair has introduced me to people I didn’t know I needed. It has given me a family like no other. It empowers me to be creative and inspired every day while letting my science brain go nuts! It’s a perfect blend of art and science, and people trust me enough to let me do whatever feels right for them. I love sharing with new and old hairdressers alike. Read more>>