Leaving behind money for something more

I really liked this article. Not only does it look at a possibility that I’ve thought about before – leaving the corporate world to pursue a healthier, more passionate lifestyle – BUT it also brings you back into the ‘real world’ by looking at some of the pitfalls of this type of living.

This one is definitely worth a read, especially if you’ve ever thought about quitting your job to follow an agriculture / back to basics lifestyle.


clipped from www.nytimes.com
Jessica Kourkounis for The New York Times

Ms. Reade officially became an organic farmer in 1992, when Neptune Farm was certified by the Northeast Organic Farmers Association. Even so, she estimated that it took another five years for her to make a complete transition, when she no longer had to rely on doing financial work on the side.

“There was a steep learning curve,” she said. “I had to pour all my savings into this place to make it work, and there was little or no return on the investment.”