Are you going through your life on autopilot? Are you doing the day-to-day things that need to be done, but not doing what your heart is telling you to do? Finding the Wow is the uplifting story of a mom who realizes that she’s not happy, just busy. When MJ and her friends—the Chicks in Charge—fight to redefine their second acts, they discover their strengths as they face their individual challenges—a failing marriage, long-forgotten dreams, and illness. MJ shares her own moments, harrowing and wonderful, great and small, on her journey to becoming a pilot. On these pages, you will find tales of humor, tragedy, excitement, disappointment, vulnerability, and the friendship of the invincible Chicks who battle obstacles, find courage, and triumph! Like the Chicks, you may find purpose in unexpected ways. But whatever your airplane is, fly it!

Finding the Wow by MJ Marggraff

  • “This is the perfect book if you’re willing to ask yourself, ‘Shall I take a chance and follow my dream?’ And you want the answer to be ‘Yes!’ Finding the Wow is an inspiring story of courage to do what you love, and proof that it’s never too late to reinvent the life you’ve always imagined.”

    ~ Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop at age 48


    “If you’ve ever stuffed your dreams in a closet, read Finding the Wow: How Dreams Take Flight at Midlife. You will be inspired by this amazing story of how a determined mom soars to new heights and makes her dreams come true.”

    ~ Randy Peyser, author of The Power of Miracle Thinking


    “Do you find yourself stuck in the routine of life? At midlife, MJ shares the craziness, hard work, setbacks, and glories of finding her wow. MJ’s journey to live her wow will inspire you to find your own!”

    ~ Laura Smith, airline pilot