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
For now, it might be a thin and yet abiding voice telling you that this mess, this clutter, is not who you really are. That voice is a light inside, a story that wants to be told. Your clutter may, in fact, be an invitation to learn something more about yourself. Herein lies the true object of the tidying quest: to lift the shroud of clutter both physical and immaterial that obscures your true self, to manifest and discovery whimsy - the wonderful, unique, and joyful things that make you, you!
“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!
“Say it, reader. Say the word ‘quest’ out loud. It is an extraordinary word, isn’t it? So small and yet so full of wonder, so full of hope.” - Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
How do you begin your quest for whimsy? It starts with bringing intention to your home. You start to ask questions, of your things and of yourself. Does this spark joy? In the decisions you make, you create meaning in the things around you, assigning each item a purpose. And at last, you may start to see illuminated the threads of your own story. This is my vision: to guide others to that meeting place of creation and discovery of self.
Tell me your story, make some light.