Wednesday, June 3

Chicken Tales Continued, or We Now Take You to Omaha for Breaking News

Imagine my surprise when I found this response to yesterday's post from one of the good folks at Mutual of Omaha:

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:

Hi Mike,

Thank you for your comment on my blog post, A New Career, at 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:


Six Feet Under Blog said...

Nice to meet you from MBC-I'm a following ya!! lol. Please come visit again soon over at my blog too. :)

one cluttered brain said...

Thanks for following me! I returned the favor! You have a lovely blog too!

Rae Ann said...

Isn't it funny how people can completely misunderstand your writing? I would love to have chickens, but I don't think my neighbors would appreciate it!

I'm following you from the MBC Under 100 Club. I look forward to reading more!

Lori Nawyn said...

SFUB: Thank you for your comment, nice to meet you too.

OCB: Thank you for your visit.

Rae Ann: The chickens are doing well and we really are getting attached to them. Thank you for commenting.

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