A Clear Way
is one passionately organized hard worker named Amy Johnson.
Allow me to
introduce myself . . .
"After a particularly great tidying session, my clients give me a big hug and are so happy and grateful. They can feel their lives improving. Nobody ever gave me a hug for designing their brochure."
In addition to being a wife, mom, friend, daughter . . . I have been a graphic designer for the past 20 years. (akfdesign.com) And while I still enjoy and plan to continue design work, I have always envied my friends with “do good” careers – hospice workers, nurses, teachers – and their more meaningful connections with and contributions to society and others.
I never thought I’d be one of those people you read about all the time: The ones who turn a hobby into a career.
For as long as I can remember, my idea of a perfect day often involved me alone in my house cleaning out a drawer or closet. I have gotten a tremendous amount of joy and satisfaction from organizing for a long time.
It wasn’t until I stumbled upon a free audio version of Marie Kondo’s “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” that I had the concrete framework for how BEST to organize. I was dumbstruck as I experienced a paradigm-shifting, lightbulb moment – “Oh my gosh, I’ve been doing it so wrong . . .” Her method is that simple, that powerful.
And so, after completing the KonMari Method™ in my own home I sat back and said “Now what? There’s nothing left to organize!” It is at this point in the program many people see their entire lives more clearly and may have an epiphany. They know their next move because they finally have the clear head space they’ve been lacking while buried in clutter. As for myself - and the irony is not lost on me - everything seemed clear and I knew what I wanted to do: Help others achieve this life-changing level of home satisfaction bliss. I finally knew how I could best help and work with others more meaningfully.