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Kelis Sold Her House In California To Buy A Farm
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Kelis Sold Her House In California To Buy A Farm

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It's not every day that we hear about a multi-platinum star giving up her million dollar home to live on a farm. Singer Kelis has always been the type that dances to the rhythm of her own drum, and now being a 38-year-old mother of two, it's still the same truth. In 2003, she brought us Milkshakes and now, eclairs and creme brulee. As a Le Cordon Bleu Paris-trained chef, Kelis has redirected her lifestyle from glamour and award shows to wholesome meals with sustainable foods. Her next trendsetting move is selling her million-dollar 1920s home in Glendale to purchase a farm, to grow and sustain the very foods that she cooks with for her family.

Kelis' move to sell her home and purchase land for farming is her act of taking control to provide a healthier lifestyle for her two sons and her husband:

"Now that I've got these two boys, I want to control a little bit more how we eat. We're buying a farm, so that's why we're moving: so that we can grow everything and sustain everything that way."

After topping charts and being married to one of the most influential rap artists of our time, Kelis decided to switch up the tempo and enroll in culinary school back in 2008. Since she was little, she was always in the kitchen with her mother who owned a catering business which helped to develop Kelis' love for food. (And suddenly, the song "Milkshake" isn't so out of context anymore.) Her time training was fulfilling enough for her to put music to the side and pursue a life of food.

"It opened up my life, made me feel like I can do something else.This was the first time no one cared that I sold this many records or that I am sort of famous, and it was a relief. When I graduated, the chef said, 'We thought you were going to be a total bitch, but you worked really hard and we're proud to say you went here.' It was one of the best decisions I've ever made."

Since graduating culinary school, Kelis has launched a line of sauces, has been featured frequently on the Cooking Channel, released a book My Life On A Plate in 2015, and is now taking the steps towards becoming a trailblazer in sustainable agriculture. Kelis' love of food is evident through her talent, but teaches us that it's okay to have more than one love in life when it comes to your career, passions, or goals.

This next move for her is solidifying that you can make instrumental moves as a trendsetting boss, even if the beat of your drum sounds different than what everyone is used to. In 2014, she talked about her career switch to Esquire:

"It was life-changing, not because I learned to cook there, but because I was able to focus on something new. I was able to realize that I make music because I love it, not because I have to, and that there are other things that I do just as well, if not better, that bring me as much passion and joy and satisfaction."

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