Where I’ve Been and What I’ve Learned

You may have noticed, I’ve been a little absent over here at The Clutter Princess blog.

The past year has been a whirlwind of struggle and mayhem. It began with the loss of my father and a series of mishaps including roof leaks, tree branches falling on the house and a car wreck. To top it all off, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and am taking immune suppressants. The medication causes a great deal of fatigue, and it has forced me to rest more than I’m used to. I run out of steam a little easy, and it’s frustrating. It has also been a learning opportunity:

  • It is okay to ask people to help and to let people help me. It’s hard for me since I consider myself an independent woman, and my stubbornness comes into play. People who love you want to help, and you should let them – just like you would do for them.
  • I am grateful for my amazing tribe. My circle of friends and family are amazing, awesome and fabulous. I’m not sure what I would do without them, and I love them more than chocolate.
  • It is okay to do what I can do when I can do it. I’ve divided my to-do list into things I can do when I have energy and things I can do when I have low energy. I call it “extreme prioritizing.” I’ve had to be super realistic, and I remind myself – like I’ve told my clients many times – that baby steps are steps forward. It’s all progress.

Much like Dory in Finding Nemo, I’ve decided to keep swimming and venture back out into the world. Kelley Dowell, a new professional organizer, has joined The Clutter Princess, and she will be writing blog posts and seeing clients as well. We are also working behind the scenes to redesign the website and coming up with all sorts of fun things for you.

Stay tuned.

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