Hi Lori, WOW!
I love it. Best of luck to you (and the chickens ;) ).We are getting a lot of great "career change" stories and I think yours is one best, and certainly one of the most unique! Please consider sharing your story if you are so inclined.
Reading your story reminded me a little of Kara's. She was a successful advertising executive, had an aha moment and now run's Kara's Cupcakes! Cool!
Have a great day!-Mike
I hate to disappoint Mike. I hope that if his colleagues back in Nebraska are congratulating him on finding a crazy female chicken farmer that he won't lose any promotions or raises when he receives my response:
Thank you for your comment on my blog post, A New Career, at www.heartsandhands.blogspot.com. The post was meant to be humorous. I did get chickens and the coop is up and running today, however the term Chicken Hobbyist more accurately describes me than Chicken Farmer. I only have four chickens and at present have no plans to acquire more. I just want enough eggs for my family and friends. I don't consider my experience to be life changing, not the type of aha moment I think you’re looking for.
I didn't want Mike to think the time he'd spent commenting was wasted, so I wrote and told him about what I believe are my life's authentic "aha moments." Maybe he'll write back and let me know if he feels those are as exciting as me being a bona fide chicken farmer.
All this has started me thinking. If the mere mention of being a chicken farmer can garner attention from several states away, and an invite to share my experience, perhaps the main character in my next story should be a chicken farmer.
Food (no pun intended) for thought.
By the way, my new fowl-feathered friends are now happily clucking away in the coop my husband indeed built today. Here's a peek: