When I was studying engineering I did a year of work placement. I was really looking forward to it, engineering was going to be my career for life! I was not what I expect and I really struggled. So I decided to study something that was interesting me at the time, fitness.
On Monday’s and Wednesday’s after working at my engineering job all day, I studied how to become a Personal Trainer.
I imagined myself as a trainer, working at a gym, helping people pack some serious muscle on their frame. Group fitness didn’t interest me in the slightest.
But then we did a module in the PT course on group fitness. We had to plan and run a short session for the other students. While running me session for everyone else, something sparked in me. This was a lot of fun! And I knew that I wanted to run outdoor group fitness classes once I’d finished my qualification.
Around this time, looking for another outlet from my engineering job, I started tinkering with websites. I quickly got bored creating small websites to sell ads or Amazon products. I wanted to work on something bigger and more long term.
I decided to create one on outdoor group fitness classes. It was called Bootcamp Ideas. 10 years later it’s still one of the biggest resource websites and blogs for group fitness trainers.
12 years ago I couldn’t have even imagined doing what I do these days.
The point is that we rarely end up where we imagine that we’ll end up. Instead, as we keep pulling on threads and following our curiosity our course changes in amazing ways we never imagined.
And that’s a good thing.