Time for Change
It's time to say goodbye to my organizing business.
Over the last 8 years I've worked with wonderful people who have inspired me. I've been allowed to witness and share as they've faced their fears, and especially faced the hidden demons lurking in their clutter.
They've faced the changes necessary to create and maintain the clutter-free homes they've dreamed of for so long.
I'm thankful that so many people have welcomed me into their homes and lives, and trusted me with helping them make the changes necessary to create an organized home and life. It's been my honor and a joy to help them.
I've also published books, given talks, and taught classes to be able to reach people of all income levels, and I'm grateful to everyone who has bought a book or attended a class. Sometimes they challenged me. Sometimes they gave me ideas I wouldn't have thought of on my own.
So with all of this fabulousness, why change?
In 2012, I stepped back onto the stage for the first time in over 10 years. Since then, the desire to be back in the performing arts has slowly grown in the recesses of my brain. Meanwhile over the past number of years, people have come to me for marketing help on the side and doing that work has really energized me and felt good. In 2016, I combined the two while helping the musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony and Save Our Symphony Fort Worth (SOSFW) with marketing during their strike.
Ever since then, I've known that performing arts marketing was something that I really wanted to do.
Last fall when I was telling a friend about everything I did for SOSFW, he said "You should other performing arts groups how to do that."
In that moment, I instantly knew that was the next step.
From here on out I'll be teaching performing arts organizations how to market themselves. I'm starting with one-on-one services and will expand into books and workshops.
Is organizing gone for good?
Being organized is fabulous, and I'll still have my hand in a few things. Though the organizing blog posts will be going away, I have some books in the works and want to get those written and published. I'm also still teaching classes and giving talks. Even still have a couple of clients.
So organizing isn't completely gone, it's just no longer given top billing.