Beautiful, Messy Process | Waco Home Organizer/ Ann Arbor Professional Organizer/ Dallas Detroit Metro Professional Organizing
Before & After.
I feel like our culture glorifies the 'after.' It's what grabs attention. That wow factor is what we go for!
Try posting an insta photo of your messy office. See what kind of reactions you get! People don't know what to do with it! They're like.... Do I "like" this? Is that rude to like someone's mess? I mean, it does let me off the hook and make me feel better about mahself a lil bit.... Ima just keep on scrolling..."
Then try posting a photo of a well-staged, brightly lit, styled desk with a desktop Mac and some stripes and gold for good style measure. It took you about 72 tries and standing on top of a chair to get that shot, and you post it and wait for the likes & comments to flow in.
It's not hard to tell that people are drawn to beauty. We're not always sure how to deal with the mess. Sometimes, if we're honest, we even feel that the mess means something *about* us. Like somehow we are flawed. Like somehow everyone else got different genes that help them be pretty and neat and organized and healthy, and we got stuck on the struggle bus.
Let me pose this: What does beauty mean to you?
Do you find beauty in your process?
Do you find it easier to celebrate a friend's progress on her journey but difficult to find the beauty in your own journey, right in the middle of it?
Are you waiting for that glorified after result, also as if it would *mean* something about you? That somehow your worth is now confirmed, your work ethic assured, your discipline and goal setting strategy on point?
I encourage you to look in the mirror and find something beautiful about your body, in between the stretch marks.
I encourage you to look in your messy office and find something beautiful, even if it is buried under a pile of papers.
Bring that beauty to the forefront and let it inspire you forward. Rather than being inspired by the end goal and perfection, what if we tried being inspired by the beauty of the process? What would that look like for you?
What kind of hope would that bring to your heart and your home? What if you could stop being at war with yourself for not having arrived at that *thing* you've been wishing upon a star about for too many nights to count?
What if you enjoyed today for the beauty that it has, right in the middle of the process?
P.S. Do you crave order & beauty? But do you feel at war with yourself about the mess in your home? Feel like you just can't get it together? Pinterest has all these unattainable image goals and you'd be happy to just be able to keep your bills paid and not lose your keys every other day. Request your free phone consultation in the Waco, TX or Ann Arbor, MI areas for compassionate and professional organizing help with the areas that matter to you to beautify, no matter where you are in the process.