Nico Smith, 36, says she lived most of her life by the book. She passed the bar exam on the first try, got married, got a job and started a family. But even after checking all the boxes, she didn’t feel fulfilled. Then, a small fire on her parents’ property led her to a new calling. Here’s how Smith went from making six figures as a lawyer to pursuing a full-time firefighting job.
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Why I Left My $116K Law Job To Work A $15/Hour Firefighting Job