Do I Want to be Organized or am I just Looking for Home?

Happy Vintage Holidays  

[Let's start with St. Nicolas: He had to be organized! I doubt if he struggled with the idea of home or whether he was organized or not + he had a fantastic support team?]

God knows I keep looking for good reasons why I struggle with my own organization and clues to solve the dilemma. As wacky as it might sound, given my struggles, is that one of my businesses is that of a professional organizer.

I won’t give up on the dream of my own organized life: meaning every piece of paper, tool, article of clothing has it’s home once-and-for-all.

You know what I just realized? No way can that fantasy of an organized life happen yet--I am still searching for a place to call home. But then again, maybe it’s a chicken-and-egg thing: once I am organized, it will feel like home.

[Dear organization clients: no need to fear, I am a wizard when it comes to organizing others--it's an intuitive thing. The irony is that I am the perfect organizer BECAUSE I am always searching for the newest organizing tips and tricks. And I love sharing any and all things that will help you].

In one of my research bouts I came across a review with this novel idea that caused immediate relief: (paraphrased)

Perfectionists are in a state of disorganization as they struggle to find the perfect organizing solution

                                                           — Unfortunately, I was a slacker & did not get the source :-(

But this leads to the Voltaire Quote:

Perfect is the Enemy of the Good.

 

Maybe holiday time St. Nicolas and Voltaire can walk hand-in-hand. Voltaire must have had a beard!

As a wise french woman told me after seeing the Voltaire Quote:

The original French version goes further: it's not even the "perfect" that's "the enemy of the good", it's just "better".  "Better is the enemy of the good".

There is something about the holiday time that causes me to loosen up on all the hard questions that have no perfect answers.

Everything is fine as good enough: my home is good enough and I am organized good enough! Today.

 

 

Jane Dolan

Jane Organizes, P.O. Box 5305, Berkeley, CA 94705

Jane founded Jane Organizes in 2008 after a 20-year stint at a Design + Build firm in San Francisco. Jane loves working with rebels and dreamers, co-creating homes they will love. The KonMari Method™ is Jane's organizing tool of choice, after drinking the elixir in 2014.