I’m sure someone has told you at some point, “do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” It’s good advice, really. Love what you do, live life well.
But maybe your first choice doesn’t have to be forever.
I say that, because the young-and-eager, early-20’s version of the writer of this blog graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a journalism degree. I had always wanted to write, to tell stories, to wrap up in history. I spent the first decade of my professional career hopping markets across the country, anchoring and reporting TV News.
And then I had kids.
My “dream job” in broadcasting, seemed less shiny. The hours were long, the time off was short, and I knew my heart wasn’t there anymore. I finally “retired” from TV for good in the spring of 2020. Yes, *that spring.
Coronavirus had shut down the world, and I was now a full-time SAHM with nowhere to go, and no one to see. Um, wut. I needed an outlet.
I stumbled across a quote recently, something about “do more of what makes you look at your phone less.” So when I started brainstorming my next move — should I work full time? Should I go back to TV? Should I run away? I settled on the simplest solution.
Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.
Organizing isn’t work to me. It’s a creative outlet, a lifestyle, a love. I hope to help others better their own environments. Grab onto goals. Things don’t have to be perfect — trust me, I live with two young crazies, nothing is perfect in this house — but with systems in place, life isn’t so chaotic. I’d love to teach you, and coach you, with what I know.
Trading in deadlines for diapers was a great move. I love being home with my family. My next move – well, I’ll just call it a project of passion. Let’s get started, SortWell.