Go Big or Go Home

Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny way of helping you out
Helping you out.   -Alanis Morissette

Trust a child of the 80s to turn to the music of the 90s for reflections on life.  In my case, Alanis Morissette had it totally right – life has a funny way of sneaking up on you.


I grew up on the farm, and then moved away for school and sport.  Life happened and a decade flew by and my summer stop-over in 2010 turned into meeting my now-husband and moving back to a farm.  Perhaps the transitions in my life did not all sneak up on me, but life sure has had a way of helping me out.  Certainly, each of the puzzle pieces fit together to prepare me for the things that come my way in life; I believe that this is Gods Plan in action.

This spring I have been thinking about how farm life has been sneaking up on me in all sorts of ways over the past eight years.  And so, after great consideration, I have decided to leave my off-farm job in order to be a full time farmer.  This is a “go big or go home” moment for me, and for us as a family.  It is hard, and scary, to take such a big risk.  But it is also thrilling, exciting and energizing.  I know that I will be put to the test in new ways and will need to learn new things. 


I want to take this moment to say a big thank you to Marcel, my parents and Karen, who provided positivity, encouragement and support in this decision process.  Also, a big thank you to all of my work friends who were happy for me when they learned about my new adventure.  I am looking forward to helping enrich our farm and for the opportunities that FarmFemmes holds going forward.

The quote beside my picture in my high school yearbook, is as true now as it was then:  Dreams come true for those who work while they dream.