Reporter Tuyen Hoang asked workers in the 109 to share their hidden passions, and here's what she discovered.
Neighborhood: Cross Creek Ranch
Secret passion: "Just helping people around me… it’s about shifting perspectives and making people the greatest versions of themselves."
Where: Café Brazil
Secret passion: " I like to live life every day like it’s the last day of my life and thank God for what he’s given me every day."
Hernandez said she likes to take care of her kids, her husband and her job and loves what she does.
"It doesn’t matter if it’s a big day or just a regular day," she said.
Where: TCU Florist
Secret passion: "Our passion here is making people happy with flowers whether it’s events, birthday or get well. Just trying to brighten people’s days."
Neighborhood: Near Southside
Job: Starbucks barista
Where: Starbucks kiosk located inside Kroger
Secret passion: "I really like cosmetology and after working here, I want to study cosmetology so I can do makeup or hair."
Neighborhood: East Rosedale
Secret passion: "Make a lot of money, start my own business and have a family."
Secret passion: "Electronics, that’s why I work here."
Secret passion: "I really like to travel."
Neighborhood: Historic Fairmount
Where: TCU Printing and Copying/Frog Prints
Secret passion: "Pittsburgh Steelers football. It really gets me going."
Neighborhood: Berkeley Place
Where: Dirty Laundry Boutique
"My secret passion is actually medicine. I’m at the boutique right now but actually going to school next year starting for my BSN [Bachelor of Science in Nursing]. It’s a very different field than I’m doing right now, but I’m really excited about it."
Neighborhood: South University Drive
Where: Buffalo Bros
Secret passion: "I like writings. I guess journalistic, fiction or nonfiction."
Where: Record Town
Secret passion: Music
Where: Flash the University Store
Secret passion: "My secret passion is race car driving."
Job: Lead Snob
Where: Pizza Snob
Secret passion: Helping kids find God within themselves and finding themselves to inspire doing something greater.
Neighborhood: Southwest side
Secret passion: "My kids and my grandbaby. They push me a little harder every day."