My Name is in Print Once More!

Some of you know that my first job out of college was as a magazine editor. The company I worked for had 13 publications at that time, and I managed about 40 writers and contributors, as well as functioning as the director for the company’s PR Firm branch. I worked about 80 hours a week for a few years – I was always exhausted, but it was all SO MUCH FUN!

Eventually, I knew I couldn’t continue to function in the high-stress environment, so I took a “normal” job, which led me to my current full-time work in insurance. But I’ve always looked back on my time in publishing with fond memories. Such a rush! And after all, it was that time that spurred me on to begin this blog!

So when the publisher of the company I formerly worked for reached out to me at the end of 2015 and asked if I would be interested in writing a monthly column on organizing for one of their publications, I jumped at the chance! Which means, my name is in print once more! Exciting stuff!

If you’d like to read my column, “The Road to Organization”, feel free to visit, or click below! (I’m on page 56 in this particular issue!)

And the cool thing is, if you blitz through the magazine, you can get a great feel for just how neat my hometown of Plant City, Florida really is!


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Why are you holding on to all that JUNK?

I recently saw an article in Ladies’ Home Journal called “The Clutter Problem”. Obviously it jumped off the page at me, because I really despise clutter.

This is how much I despise clutter: if I sit down on the couch in the evening and I see something that needs to be put away or dealt with, I’m literally right back up. That means that oftentimes, my husband literally has to beg me to come sit down with him on the couch, not because I don’t want to, but because clutter is THAT distracting to me! That’s just how my brain works – if it sees something needing doing, it must DO!

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