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I was almost an astronaut’s wife. This is what I learned about dreams, vulnerability, and living a life you love.
October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm$10
In 2017, my husband, Charles, became one of the final contenders for two Astronaut Candidate positions. This was a lifelong dream for Charles, and the selection process lasted over a year. The selection committee required vigorous mental, physical, and psychological tests to go from over 3700 candidates down to two. Along the way I was able to witness how seemingly insurmountable goals are achieved by taking a series of small steps, how vulnerability can affect your journey, that we do not succeed alone, and that there are gifts in failure as long as we enjoy the journey.
ABOUT IGNITE EVENTS:
5 minutes, 20 slides, 1 passion. What would you say? Ignite Howard County is high-energy evening where the community comes together to share their passions!
Presenting on a subject of their choice, 10+ speakers have exactly 5 minutes (and 20 slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds) to teach us something, enlighten us or simply inspire. The goal is to create collisions of conversations & collaborations between people in our artistic, entrepreneurial, creative, technical and innovative communities.
The speakers for Ignite Howard County #4 have been selected: Rev. Brian Akers, Jeffrey Antkowiak, Wendy Baird, Anisa Cott, Thomas Grobicki, Allison Jessing, Rachel Lajoie, Lori Lilly, Sheela Reddy, Elizabeth Richardson, Greg Schuckman and Arti Varanasi.