Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Different Job

My mom came for a visit over the July 4th weekend and we were talking about how we both have jobs that we love.  She's an occupational therapist and she's fantastic at what she does!  I was thinking that if I had to work outside my home, the only thing that I would actually enjoy doing would be a combo of organizational counseling/interior design/party planning.  Even though my house doesn't alway reflect it, I love to be organized and am constantly looking for ways and means to become more so.  I love organizational bins and boxes and trays and shelves and nooks and crannies and things that do double duty like a table with storage underneath....the list goes on, I promise.  I also love labeling things and have grandiose ideas of having a pantry with all the shelves and buckets and jars and whatnots all in their place and labeled accordingly.  I've already started on it...:)  Anyway, I do like helping people get organized.  I have a huge sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when someone's cluttered space becomes streamlined and usable.  It gives me a warm, squishy feeling inside and I'm not talking about the one you need pepto for. :)

I do enjoy decorating, but I have a pretty specific style and it would show up, so I guess people would have to want my specific brand.  I really like using what someone already has and using it in a different way or tweaking it to make it look different.  Betcha couldn't tell that about me.  I can do color and patterns, but not chaos.  If its too busy, I'm not the droid you are looking for.

As for the party planning, I like doing that, too.  Baby showers, birthday parties, receptions.  I don't think I would want to do weddings.  Too much stress! and too many chiefs, not enough indians.  (Please note that was the intentional use of non-pc terminology.)

Mom and I did decide, however, that I would totally have to have partners or assistants because that is a lot of stinkin' work!

1 comment:

queen of everything said...

squishy feeing :) you make me giggle.