Have you ever dreamed about quitting your job and living on a farm? Fantasizing about quitting your job might not involve the smells that come with being on a farm, but the animals are worth it.
Farm animals are so cute! Goats, pigs, cows, sheep, bunnies — they’re all the best. It is hard to pick a favorite. Just one trip to a local farm, and you’ll be in love! The first time I held a little piglet, I never wanted to put him down.
One woman fell so in love with farm life, she actually did what we all dream of. She quit her stable, well-paying job and started raising baby goats.
Leanne Lauricella, the brains behind the popular Instagram page Goats of Anarchy, quit her job two years ago and has never been happier in her life!
Leanne’s dream wasn’t one she’d lived with her entire life. She realized that she had a different calling after visiting a farm. She met a goat and fell in love.
That moment got the ball rolling on the major change in her life!
In 2014, Leanne decided to make a change. After being inspired by seeing her husband quit his job and start a company based on what he loves, she decided to follow in his footsteps.
She was going to raise farm animals!
“I had a great job in New York City,” she told Cosmo, “but the commute was awful, the stress level was high, and I often asked myself, ‘Is this what life is?’ I was feeling completely unfulfilled, and I knew there had to be something more.”
While growing her farm in her backyard, starting with her two baby goats, Opie and Jax, Leanne got her plans set in motion.
She started her Instagram account, Goats of Anarchy, and after getting a picture featured by the company, she woke up one morning with 30,000 followers overnight.
Her farm quickly grew and Leanne didn’t limit her farm babies to just goats, though the farm does have plenty of them.
They also have pigs, a mini horse, a mini donkey, and bunnies! Leanne has gotten them all through rescue at The Barnyard Sanctuary, where she volunteers.
To take care of all her farm babies, Leanne had to trade in her heels and Mercedes for muck boots and a pickup truck. But she wouldn’t change it for anything in the world!
“When you find and follow your passion, all of the silly things you thought were important don’t seem so important anymore.”
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