Thee “AH, HA!” Moment

Thee “AH, HA!” Moment. The moment that instantaneously bulldozes chaos into clarity. Have you ever had one of those? Fabulously motivating, is it not? It’s as if all the puzzle pieces FINALLY fit, the gears lock into place. Everything just connects and makes perfect sense.

I had one of those moments last night.

With my hospital bill coming down the pipeline in the next 30 to 90 days, I began thinking it would be in my best interest to pick up a second job. I’d been casually browsing job listings for the past few weeks to see if anything out there seemed like “me”. And, of course, looking at job opportunities in bulk proved to (once again) be futile.

Frustrated, I set aside my laptop, laid on my bed and started thinking. And late last night this thought ran through my mind: non-profit management.


Making a difference in the community + special events + managing projects + meeting tons of new people = happiness!

I really think I’ve found it! And by it I mean not only they type of second job I’ll be looking for, but much more significantly, a career path! What’s crazy is that so much of the work I’ve done in the past and have ENJOYED has been for non-profit organizations. I’ve been involved in at least 30 different organizations throughout my lifetime and took the most pride in leading SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and managing the Altoona Star newspaper (which was the publisher’s way of giving back to the community, so it definitely had the feel of a non-profit). And then of course there’s my One Million Journeys project which has non-profit written all over it. (Long story short, my goal is to motivate one million people to finish their first 5K. More on this later!)

So, I’m letting the idea soak in a bit – basking in the moment, if you will. Yes, true to form, I’ve already checked into ASU for a master’s degree in non-profit management (they have one and it looks absolutely perfect) and I’ve casually browsed the interweb for local non-profit opportunities. We shall see what comes of this idea! All I can tell you is at this moment I feel so very much at peace. Finally.

How about you over there on the other side of the screen? Any “AH, HA!” moments you’d care to share???

About Sara

Sara Hefty (B.B.A. and H.H.C.) teaches workaholic women how to have it all and flourish without burning out, binging or being spiteful. As an expert in transformational health coaching, she holds women accountable for letting go of unwanted weight, being brilliantly nourished, grounded in truth and feeling confident, happy and playful every single day.

As a woman with her own weight loss story, wide-ranging family heritage of cancer, and a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Sara’s appreciation for convenient nutrient-dense food, personal growth, inspiring design, financial responsibility, and social entrepreneurship led to her “Pursuit of Ownership: Health, Home, and Legacy” model of heart-on-fire-hot empowered living.

Sara is the founder of PROJECT LUX and She currently lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with her husband Brian and hound-dog Raja.