We’ve all heard the adage: “Do what you love.” But, well, easier said then done, right? It’s not like we can all be astronauts just because we love to eat that weird, freeze-dried ice cream, you know? But what is possible—even in this fraught job market that we all find ourselves in—is figuring out how best to follow your dream, whatever that may be. Perhaps your career won’t turn out exactly as you’d expect, and there will no doubt be challenges along the way, but if you remain true to what makes you feel happy and fulfilled, you can probably make any job feel something like a dream. Or, at least, this is what we learned from talking with the following nine people, all of whom work in wildly different fields, many of whom had no idea what they wanted to do or who they wanted to be when they embarked on their career path, but none of whom would trade what they’re doing now for anything else. Unless, that is, they got the chance to achieve rock god status. Because, really, who would turn that down?