Inspirational Career Story of the Day: I Left My Law Career to Become a LEGO Artist
“I left the law firm behind to play with bricks full-time.”
That’s definitely not something you hear every day. But for Nathan Sawaya, that’s his reality. When he practiced corporate law for a living, he’d often spend his off-the-clock hours letting out his creative steam. He started making sculptures with LEGOs during his spare time, and the amount of attention he received from his website was a sure sign that he was onto something—something that not only made him happy, but also was valuable to others.
For most people, that sort of drastic career change is almost unfathomable. But if you’re worried you’re no longer interested in doing something you once were, that’s OK. “You don’t have to find one career path,” says Sawaya in the video below. “There are many ways to get to where you want to go, even if you don’t know where that is right now. You can always change what you are.”
Caroline Liu is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and computer programmer studying at Wesleyan University. She is pursuing majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science in order to bridge her passions for tech, design, and social justice. Learn more about Caroline on her website or follow her on Twitter.More from this Author