Maryann Lawrence

Isaac McKenna and Lucy Tobier

“I made the executive decision in our home to sell the house and move to New Mexico for no reason at all. Nobody had a job, I was seven months pregnant, and we just up and went and lived there for a year. That was a little surprising. I didn’t realize I could be that either irrational or bold. But in retrospect, [it was] good. Sometimes you have to make a leap, and you don’t know why. There’s a little voice inside your head that says ‘do this ridiculous thing that makes no sense,’ and sometimes you just do it and see what comes of it.”