As we inch closer to Valentine’s Day, there’s so much pressure to be publicly in love. If you stop to think about it, one of the most important relationships in your life is with your career. So, how can you fall back in love with the job you spend nearly every day of your life working at or thinking about?

Some industry leaders who fell back in love with their own careers weighed in:

The lingerie designer who mixed things up

“If you’re reading this, you’ve probably worn underwear I’ve designed,” says Rachael McCrary, who created designs for Target, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom among others before a stint at Maidenform. These days she designs intimates for Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore.

McCrary lost her passion for a while, though: “Once, I felt like I just couldn’t look at another pair of underwear. Anything gets old after 15 years. I felt like I had seen every undie in existence from Hong Kong to Paris to Bangkok to Miami.”

She took a year off “and mixed it up entirely. I did five yoga teacher trainings, lived on an ashram and studied Hindu chants in Sanskrit.”

After a while, “I started to miss lingerie. After spending almost no time on the computer, I found a renewed love for drawing in Adobe Creative Suite and all things lingerie,” McCrary says. “One day browsing the lingerie shops of Paris, I realized it’s all always being reinvented by lingerie lovers who never get enough … like me! There’s always a new chapter.”

The floral industry disruptor who came full circle

“It took me nearly one year to realize I was falling out of love with my career,” says Juan Palacio, CEO of “After I sold my online flower business back in 2009, I started working with a travel-related domain portfolio.”

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