A Year Ago Today…

Today (July 5th) has significant meaning to me.  A year ago today I made the commitment to go big or go home.  I started Pure & Simple Organizing roughly a year prior, but found that building a business was a lot harder than I thought.  Business didn’t just come walking my way.  Clients weren’t calling or emailing.  I had no idea what to do or where to start.  In one word: aimless.  I spent my days creating excuses for why I wasn’t working on the business. but I kept telling myself I was “busy” which was far from the truth.

On July 4, 2011, I decided to get up and do something.  I drove to my parents house to tackle their garage.  I knew that it would be a difficult project as there were years and years of accumulated stuff in that garage.

A year ago today, I woke up at 6:30am and watched my parents get ready for work.  I grabbed a cup of coffee and walked to the garage.  I climbed the steps, turned the light on, and sighed.  “What have I gotten myself into?”  I thought about turning the light off, walking back downstairs, and looking for a “real job”.  The unattractiveness of that easier option drew me closer to starting the project.  “Where in the world am I going to start?”

I walked to a section of old toys.  These were my toys and I knew it would be easier to sort than the rest of the stuff.  Fast forward four days, and the garage was near completion.  I made a commitment, not only to the project but to my career decision, and could feel the energy shift.  If I could tackle that project, then I could do anything!

A year ago today, I believed and invested in myself.  The single best decision I have made. It amazes me to look back and reflect on this past year.  When you combine passion, ambition, and commitment, anything can happen.  I cannot wait to see what this next year holds.  Keep this train a movin’.  🙂

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Until next time…

 

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