8 years ago today when I hit publish on my first blog post, I never could have imagined how much that choice would impact my life. I had just turned 30 and was at a crossroads in my career. A year prior, I’d made the extremely tough decision to leave an emotionally and physically draining career in digital media/advertising. Then after a little soul searching, I’d accepted a new role as the digital marketing manager at Los Angeles magazine. I felt at home. The people, the work, the bustling journalistic environment was everything I thought I wanted. Yet, there was still something missing.