A few months later I landed my first corporate position. That lead to several others. I was fresh out of college working for one corporation after another doing what I thought I should do having a degree in Business and Marketing. But God had a whole other plan waiting for me.
Remember he has already written HIStory.
So what happened next? 911 happened.
911 happened and EVERYTHING changed. Not only for the world but in my small corner of it.
I was laid off from my job in advertising. By that point I was married and our daughter was about 6 months old. At first, I was pretty excited that I could collect unemployment to stay home with my baby! But, I soon realized that I missed working. I did not want to go back to Corporate America and leave my daughter full time but I did want to do something. I picked up a book called “Do What You Love and The Money Will Follow“. “Hmmmm, really?” I thought.
The book asked me questions like: what are you passionate about? what do you love doing? etc. My answers kept coming back to organizing. But honestly I kept talking myself out of it because at the time I only knew of two professional organizers. I won’t go into the entire self discovery journey that book took me through but let’s just say by the end of the book I knew I had to try and create a business doing what I loved -organizing!
I really had no idea what would happen that day I said yes to organizing. I started my business in Charlotte which soon lead me to a move back home to NY. I started a weekly newsletter on my website which lead to the first of four books being published (the Organize Now! series). Which each book I released my clientele along with my speaking engagements grew. It was a fun and exciting ride!