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Urban Exodus: Going to the Country with Alissa Hessler

Feb 12, 2021 | The Good Dirt Podcast

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Welcome to The Good Dirt, Episode 29!

Mary and Emma chat with Alissa Hessler, creator of Urban Exodus, a project highlighting people from a variety of backgrounds who have made the switch from urban to rural living. Alissa tells the story of her own life transformation, from chasing the career and paycheck to creating a more intentional  life and more meaningful work in a rural setting. The message is not that you have to move to the country to have the life you desire, but about making choices in the direction of what you want, regardless of where you live or what you think is holding you back.   Alissa encourages everyone to pay attention to those dreams. It’s never too late to make a shift in your own life story!

Listen to our conversation below!

SHOW NOTES

1:40 – Use #ladyfarmerinthecity and share with us your posts!

5:40 – Let’s get into the interview!

9:00 – Alyson talks about her backstory

18:00 – Raising a child in the country

23:00 – Your worth is not based off your paycheck

26:00 – Things that hold people back from moving to a rural area

30:00 – Getting the benefits of rural living without making the move

34:00 – Learning from 2020

 

 

LINKS & RESOURCES

Urban Exodus

Ditch the City and Go Country Book

Blueberries for Sal

Sherri Powell

Urban Haven

Photography

 

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