New Year Sparks a Fresh Start

New Years Sparklers

There’s something about the New Year that motivates you to change your life, take a leap of faith, or perhaps just try something crazy.  So with two days until the start of a New Year, as I sip my morning coffee in my final weeks of maternity leave, I’ve decided to proclaim 2014 *in my old world regal announcing voice* the Year of the Control Freak!  Yes my name is Amy Heffner and I am a control freak, but this is not a group therapy session, rather a decree that I am an organizational goddess.  That sounds a lot better than introducing myself as a 31 year old OCD mother who loves to organize, clean, and decorate.  But let’s just call a spade a spade and get on with it.

While I enjoy my current career in marketing and event planning, I love organizing and helping people even more.  From drawers to closets, to rooms and even entire homes, I love it all!  Yes I know some people would call this an illness, but it’s time to turn my ill love, hobby, and talent into something more fulfilling and rewarding, perhaps a side business. I don’t like to toot my own horn, but this is something I’m really good at, it’s my sixth sense.  I’ve been sitting on this idea for almost 2 years now waiting for the “right time.”  My husband has been encouraging me to take the plunge since I first spoke of the idea, and while some would say being a first time mother to a now 8 week old probably isn’t the best time to get started, when is?  It’s time to stop pushing off this adventure that yes could be an epic failure, or potentially turn into one of the best and rewarding challenges in my life.  Hopefully I can come out at the end of this journey and, in the words of Barney Stinson, say it was….wait for it…Legendary!

If I knew I could channel my OCD into a therapeutic career doing something I love as well as help people to simplify and balance their lives into organizational solace, I would have done this a long time ago!  But it’s never too late to chase your dreams and rein them into reality, yes I may be super emotional in my post pregnancy emotional cloud, but this is a fact.  So why the sudden publication of my blog or as my mom would say, “I’m not sure why anyone would want to have a public diary?”  Like I said the New Year motivates people to do crazy things, so in procrastination of working out while Anya naps, I’ve decided what better way to make me stick to my decision than screaming it from the mountain top.  No going back now!  Maybe this is just what I need to stick with it or perhaps the best way to receive support, motivation, and advice.  My grammar is terrible and my sarcasm is thick so buckle your seat belts, or perhaps I should just get one of those roller coaster harnesses; it’s going to be a bumpy ride on this journey of a Control Freak.  After all it’s about the journey not the destination right?

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