I know, I know....I've been neglecting my blog-writing duties! It's been busy around here!
If you read my last entry, you know that I moved. Although, things are unpacked and I'm settled in, moving always takes longer than most people expect. While busy unpacking and rearranging and measuring and building furniture, I was also working with my clients, giving presentations and trying to generally run a business efficiently and smoothly. How exhausting!!
So, I thought it worth mentioning that even a Certified Professional Organizer® can feel overwhelmed and fall behind sometimes. We are still human and not perfect. I can get overwhelmed unpacking a room and wander off to watch something mindless on TV for 20 minutes before I make myself go back to work. I can convince myself that I've done enough for the day and quit early. Just like everyone else.
The important part is that I don't give up. I got it all done. I made it work, and I made it fit. The reasons it was totally reasonable for me to take breaks and walk away? Because I needed to clear my head to start fresh on the next, and I didn't want to burn out only to stash some boxes in a corner or under the bed to find it in three years when I move again....having never opened it.
The moral of the story? Pace it out. And, be confident that the organizer you're working with knows what he/she is doing! They might get there in a round about way. They might not get there as quickly as you had hoped. But, trust that there is a method to the madness. They'll get you there. They won't let you burn out. And, they certainly won't let you forget the task at hand!
Oh - and I'm back to the land of the living!