There aren’t many people around who have really been in my shoes.
If you had a very secure career, making very good money with benefits, retirement, and health insurance, what would it take for you to give it up?
I’m not ready to over-analyze my own decision process, but I did have a few conversations with customers this week in the cherry orchards that made me smile and feel more comfortable with my own path.
When someone says, “we’re so glad you are here!”, it has to give you a warm feeling. Our customer has been visiting our farm for years with her family and she just wanted to tell me that she loved visiting our farm and was happy to know that it would still be here in the future.
Or another old friend who stopped me and reintroduced herself and was excited to know I was back in the area. …And that I had brought my beautiful family with me
Or the perfect stranger I met at a Wegman’s grower event a couple years ago who was motivated to send me a very heartfelt letter thanking us for what we do and encouraging us to maintain the farm for years to come.
I can’t put a price on these things. I just know it feels good to be appreciated.