Three days remaining in my Kickstarter Campaign in support of The Peri Smilow Anthology (Songbook)
Dreaming and goal setting are amazing skills. These are skills that somehow we are not often taught - but if we are lucky we have people in our lives who model for us what it means to dream, reach for and achieve big goals. My parents have been just such people in my life. So have many friends and other family members. Folks like my sister- and brother-in-law Doug Mishkin and Wendy Jennis who at age 60+ dreamed of new and more fulfilling roles they could play in their professional lives and had the strength to leave life-long positions for new ones. Or our friends Peter and Bebe who spent several years planning out their retirement so that just days after leaving their jobs - with their house sold, a new home established in an exciting new community several states away - they boarded an airplane for a year-around-the-world trip of a lifetime!! Or my cousin's grandfather (on the other side of the family) George Straussberg who after a lifetime of work as a dentist became a sculptor and created some of the most extraordinary stone sculptures in his '80s and '90s.
I have been so very lucky to have been taught to dream.
And all of you have helped me to achieve my latest dream!
My Kickstarter Campaign was fully funded well before the upcoming deadline. As a result, we have the opportunity to EXPAND the dream - and to raise $15,000 (instead of our original $12,000 goal). With these additional dollars I am going to be able to create choral arrangements of several of my compositions (and my dream is to have my music sung at the Choral Festival next year!) as well as Friday Night Live band arrangements so that congregational bands can play my tunes for Shabbat worship!
If you have already given - thank you!!
If you have not yet given and would like to be a part of this dream fulfillment project - please join us at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/529505693/the-peri-smilow-anthology-songbook
And thank you!
Now - what is YOUR dream?