Woman Quits Stressful City Job To Start A Goat Sanctuary – And Couldn’t Be Happier!

After trading in high heels for muck boots, this activist now cares for orphaned and disabled goats. The best part? She couldn't be happier.

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

More and more frequently, it seems, individuals are realizing that the expensive education they received at a traditional university (and are likely still paying for) didn’t really set them up to live their dream life. Still, it’s the minority who are bold enough to say “that’s it” and leave a job that doesn’t serve them. To do so isn’t the best move for everyone, granted, but for some individuals. it can be the start of a whole new life…

Such is the story of Leanne Lauricella, who is now the proud owner of Goats of Anarchy which is based in New Jersey. Recently, True Activist shared a story about an adorable goat that calms down when she wears a duck costume. She was taken in by Lauricella, who used to work at a fancy – albeit stressful – job in New York City.

Recalling her previous role as a career woman, she told Cosmopolitan:

“I had a great job… but the commute was awful, the stress level was high… I was feeling completely unfulfilled and I knew there had to be something more.”

Everything changed in 2014 when Lauricella visited a farm and came face to face with baby goats. From then on, she knew she wanted to raise and work with the adorable creatures.

“It was clear that this was the lifestyle that I wanted… I decided to trade in the high heels for muck boots and my Mercedes for a classic Chevy pickup,” recalls the animal lover. “Some people have called me foolish or irresponsible for quitting my job without a plan, but for me, it was a leap of faith.”

In the interview, Leanne added that she loves every minute of her new life. And really, when you’re around baby goats, what’s not to love? 

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Though it wasn’t easy leaving her job, affirmation of her decision quickly came to Lauricella. She explains that on the first day of her unemployment, she received over 30,000 followers on Instagram. “I took this as a sign that I was on the right track,” she said.

Now, Leanne runs Goats of Anarchy, an organization that cares for special need, orphaned and disabled goats. The life she lives might not be for everyone, but there’s an important message to be learned from her experience.

“When you find and follow your passion, all of the silly things you thought were important, don’t seem so important anymore,” explains Leanne.

Leanne Lauricella used to be an NYC career woman…

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

But she gladly traded in the high heels for muck boots.

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Now, she runs Goats of Anarchy which is based in New Jersey.

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

The organization cares for orphaned, special need, and disabled goats.

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Lauricella couldn’t be happier, she says, because she’s living her passion.

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

“It was clear that this was the lifestyle that I wanted… I was loving every minute of it.”

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

“Some people have called me foolish for quitting my job without a plan, but for me, it was a leap of faith.”

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Credit: Goats of Anarchy

“When you follow your passion, all of the silly things… don’t seem so important anymore.”

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

Credit: Goats of Anarchy

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