The sun has set and my heart is full. Today I reveled in the fact my dream has been alive for one year. It was 365 days ago, a few days into my 'Tidying Festival' a la The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, that I "went on a Google" as I say. If I was going to KonMari my home, I had to know as much as I could. There was more than the book, right? I mean, what is the internet for if not to go down giant black holes of hyperlink upon hyperlink.
It didn't take long before I clicked through every page of Marie Kondo's website. What? I can BECOME A KONMARI CONSULTANT? What is this magic? Seriously? People do this FOR A LIVING? I could tidy another closet, maybe ten, maybe a million? Sign me up!
Then came a bit of a reality check. Oh, to go to this seminar, to see and hear from Mari Kondo herself, I have to KonMari my whole home IN THE NEXT 10 DAYS?!? AND SUBMIT PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE?
There's never been anything more motivating in my life than a deadline. From the time I was little, I would procrastinate then cram everything into the wee hours of the morning. My mom would go to bed saying, "these were your choices." Soooooo not what I wanted to hear, but so, so true. Apparently, I had been preparing to meet a crazy deadline like this my whole life...
I was determined. I was going to make this happen. But first, since I determined right then and there this would be my path in life, I had to take the first step for my didn't-even-exist-yet business...register a website. Thank you, internet gods for saving www.thetidybungalow.com just for me!
I didn't hem or haw about my business name. The Tidy Bungalow was the only thing it could be! Tidy since it's so key to the KonMari Method and Bungalow because, well, I have this love affair with MY bungalow. It was as natural as naming my favorite stuffed animal, Blue Bear, because he was blue and a bear. Welcome to my logical creativity...
There have been so many adventures, and yes, so much to celebrate over the past year. But, for now, I am going to enjoy the last few hours of The Tidy Bungalow's first birthday.
PS. This also happens to be Happy's 18th birthday. She's my first cat and oh my, how I love her.