One of my more interesting stories is how technical writing found me. After years of serious ballet training, I was on a fast track to becoming a professional dancer. When that path turned from a childhood dream to a harsh reality, I decided it was too intense for me and focused on my education.
One English degree later, I did what most college students do: ask, "What do I want to do with my life?". Over the years, I realized I had a natural gift for figuring out technology. My dorm-mates had come to me for help with their laptops and computer programs (think early 2000s when Napster was all the rage). Not only did I quickly learn how to use computers and programs, but I enjoyed helping others figure things out and being that go-to person.
With a strong writing background, technical writing seemed like an easy transition. Thus, I received my Masters degree in Written Communication and focused my career on technical writing and training.