About Organized Whimsy
“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell (me) a story. Make some light.”
– Kate DiCamillo – The Tale of Desperaux
“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell (me) a story. Make some light.” – Kate DiCamillo – The Tale of Despereaux
For as long as I can remember, my mind has been immersed in stories. As a small child my favorite thing to do was to sit in front of my beautiful oak bookshelf and stare at my books. I would arrange and re-arrange them, first by height or color, then by title, then again against the wall to showcase my favorites. Organizing, I have found, is a very solid base for creativity - a way to map the mind. Sorting and categorizing to find the essence of a thing is very much like setting out on a quest.
Most of my life this has been a private hobby that I have pursued for my own delight. But one day, having picked up Marie Kondo’s “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” I knew I had found a kindred spirit! Marie put all the concepts I so deeply believed about the organization of things into better words than I could ever have dreamed up myself. KonMari is not “just organizing,” it is a quest, a journey inward. Through the KonMari Method I have discovered how I can use my passion for tidying to set other people out on that same quest for whimsy, and the things my clients discover in themselves amaze me every day!