Radical Change

Here's some exciting news: Glamour Magazine published my story of radical life change in the Feb. 2016 issue.

We were taking a much-needed break from farm life on sunny Sanibel Island, when out of the blue I received an email asking if I'd share my story with Glamour readers. Wow! Yes, of course!

Over the past few years, I've had many interesting opportunities to share my story, from being a guest on my favorite radio program, to a feature in my alumnae magazine, to a story in Fast Company.  Everyone loves a happy ending, and I think a lot of people fantasize about dropping out and starting over and making a radical change, so it resonates. It doesn't hurt, of course, that I married a farmer. I am fairly certain the story would be a lot less compelling if Ransom were an accountant.

What I find most ironic is that I spent an entire decade trying to be a fancy person who did interesting things, on purpose. I felt a lot of pressure, particularly when I worked in advertising, to be edgy and unique. It was a lot of work, but didn't amount to much. And then, of course, I grew exhausted, dropped out, and moved to the country, just because I wanted to. Then all of a sudden, I had something interesting to say.

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