After spending the first 23 years of my life in northwest Indiana, I've now lived in 3 different states and even another country! Being married to an active duty man in the Air Force, has provided me with so many opportunities ... to move and adapt!
Add that in with over a decade of experience in both teaching and management, it has been essential that I perfect my organizing skill set! My passion is to help clients take ideas of what-could-be and turn them into amazing areas that allow them to be better able to focus on the things that matter.
Early in 2016, my husband and I had just relocated to San Antonio, Texas for my his next duty assignment. I was struggling to navigate the next chapter of my life, and couldn't find work.
That summer my mom fell and broke her ankle and had to have surgery. Ugh. It was hard to see her all laid up and in pain. I was far away and couldn’t do much for her. But then the opportunity came for me to go home and help her while my dad was out of town for a few days.
After a lot of conversation, we decided to find some projects we could work on to distract her from not being able to leave the house. In my few days there, we cleaned out her closet, dressers, and even her shoe collection. I could see the positive affects it had on her state of mind and I felt like I was doing something useful for her. We both really enjoyed it.
After my trip, she told her BFF about our time together, and she wanted in on it. So for a few trips home after that, I’d carve out time to help our sweet family friend. And eventually, their praise and persistence in telling me that I really had something special, I started to do some research. “Professional Organizing? Is it really a career? People pay for these services?” All questions I searched.
With the seed planted, an opportunity to attend a business start-up weekend for veteran’s and spouses fell into my lap! And everyone ate the idea up! They loved it!
I had to prepare a presentation and create a basic business plan in a matter of 48 hrs. But from there things were off and running. And 4 months later, I had a website and Facebook business page, a notebook full of ideas, and an excitement I hadn't felt in a long time. As they say, the rest is history!