Since I was young, I have always loved writing.
Dad bought me a notebook with a lock for my fifth birthday, which filled up within a week.
I would write down everything I saw and the experiences I had. My parents saw my passion and invested in my enthusiasm for writing. I now work as an editor for the heating industry magazine, and I love it. Growing up, my dad owned a heating company, and I heard, saw, and learned much more about heating, even without intentionally trying. I would see HVAC professionals come over to either do heater maintenance or replace the old system with new heating, and I would ask them questions about their job. I was interested in information and knowing what dad did all day when he left for work. I would interview my parents and then write a report about what they did for work. When I graduated from college, I worked as an editor in a heating business. I wanted to experience working at a different company from my dad’s because I wanted new insight. I would inform my readers about the latest trends in whole-home heating. I would also educate them on maintaining their appliances, including heat pumps and smart thermostats. My vision for the magazine was to have the heating technicians and homeowners find something exciting and insightful in the magazine. I would interview professionals such as heating dealers about their jobs and what is involved in different processes, including the heat pump installation. I also wrote copy for the company’s website and analyzed the reviews left by the customers who had received help with indoor comfort from the professionals. It has been such a fantastic journey, and I enjoy my job. I still do personal writing in my journals.