Meet Glen LaValley, or as he’s known among friends, The Balloon Guy. And there is a good reason why he bears this name.
For the big part of his adult life, a 54-year-old from Edmonton, Canada, was moving through IT and banking jobs, suppressing his true passion of turning balloons into impossible creations. He started 15 years ago by entertaining his daughter with balloon animals, but just recently his work was noticed by enough people so he could start doing balloon modelling full-time.
“I’m way happier,” Glen said to Buzzfeed. “My life stresses are much different than they were before. Now I make my own destiny and I can choose what I want to do and when I want to do it.”