After 22 years as a lawyer, Helene Godin decided to call it quits.
Practicing law had always been her dream and it grew to define her, but the demanding work schedule began to take its toll.
"I called my husband one morning and I said, 'I think I'm done,'" she told HuffPost Rise.
Godin then decided to make a career move that would completely change her life. Despite having little to no food industry knowledge, she opened By The Way Bakery, a gluten-free, dairy-free bake shop with locations in Manhattan and Hastings-On-Hudson, New York.
"I took a leap and ... built this myself," Godin said, "and that's really, really satisfying."
Watch the video above to hear more about what pushed Godin to start her own business.
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