In grade school, I dreamed of becoming a singer or an astronaut. As a singer, I would travel the world performing the best pop songs for legions of fans. As an astronaut, I would pilot the shuttle, drink Tang, and perform at least one space walk.
Today, I'm not an international pop sensation, but I am a professional singer. And I'm no astronaut, but I have finally launched something that's as thrilling to me now as the idea of Space Camp was in the 80s: I've started my own consulting practice!
Yes, Sarah J Consulting is the modern-day equivalent of my imaginary space station duties. It's something I've thought about building for a long time but never had the courage to do--until now.
I'm helping wonderful nonprofit organizations to envision and achieve their fundraising goals so that they can expand their good works in medicine, education, the arts and human services.
It's exciting. It's daunting. It's fun. It's fulfilling.
Houston, we have lift off!