In early August, I wrote about excitement around community involvement. To re-cap, throughout my career up until recently, my passion for network engineering was kept mainly to myself. Within the last couple of years I started listening to tech/networking related podcasts and started this blog site earlier this year. This summer, I found a podcast that was just starting out called the Art of Network Engineering. I was immediately hooked to the content being generated from the four engaging hosts and the incredible list of guests that they have invited to join them. Right away, this felt like a group with which I could carry on technical and non-technical conversations. Right after the first episode, I checked out the website, reached out to the crew and got hooked up with the “It’s All About the Journey” Discord channel. This is where the magic happened for me. Right after joining this community, I was getting mentored with career development advice by @aaronengineered and carrying on conversations with @noblinkyblinky. A.J. even invited me to write for the website and now I tell the stories of some amazing people from the community in the “Faces of the Journey” series. The individuals in this group are inclusive, encouraging, and push us all to be better. Seeing everyone work hard, accomplish difficult goals, and help each other, makes me strive to be better in everything that I do. This community of people has definitely been a game changer for me. If you are so inclined…..BE A PART OF IT!