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Why I Became a Farmer

Why I Became a Farmer

“Take a deep breath, you can do this,” that’s what I spent the whole morning trying to tell myself in order to avoid a complete meltdown.  I’m no stranger to my interpersonal pep talks, I’ve spoken to audiences of thousands and competed in international Track & Field competitions, and it always worked for me.  But this time was different, this time I was walking away from a job most people would perceive as life success, and despite my body and mind telling me to cease all planned actions, my heart and soul were telling me to move forward and follow a new path.  But this decision, this action, didn’t just impact me.  I provided the sole income for my family and we were living in Switzerland for my job.  This meant dragging my family half way across the globe to a completely new life and utter uncertainty.

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