Light at the end of the tunnel ~~
Have you ever wondered “where is the light at the end of the tunnel?” “I met Debra when my son JoJo was a baby…When momma passed, Debra’s family became my family. They helped fill the holes that I felt were missing in my life. Debra didn’t judge me. We were dreamers, and we encouraged that in each other. She and I supported each other in so many ways. She was the symbol of unconditional friendship, support, and love.”
I was devastated after losing my mom. It seemed like a whole new chapter of my life that was as dark as it was lonely, but I found a person in my life that helped me get through the hardest of times and brought life to me again. She helped me unpack the emotions and sadness, and I felt like I could find happiness again and see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Who likes moving to a new place? Not me. I like traveling and visiting places for a little while, but moving is a big life adjustment. Yes, there is the excitement of the new home, but the process is a pain. Packing boxes, wrapping glasses, staring in frustration at your spouse who is determined to move the sofa out without taking the door off the hinges… And of course, cleaning up the old home. It doesn’t stop there. There seem to be countless tasks to complete the process of uprooting and transitioning to a new residence, but the most frustrating part is trying to arrange your stuff to fit into this new space.
Though the new house seemed to have more space, now it almost feels smaller while you are trying to put everything in. The furniture takes a little more space than you thought, your pictures don’t look right on the walls, and nothing seems to fit. I had a client recently send me a text, “I am surrounded by a nightmare of never ending boxes. I don’t even know where to start? Help!” She could not see a light at the end of her tunnel, at all!
Helping people as a move coordinator is what I do as a home organizer. It’s good to have another person help you organize your move and to get uncluttered! Sometimes you need someone to work with you through those times. I know that I personally wouldn’t have gotten through some big life changes without the help of people in my life. I wondered, “Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?”
Whether moving or going through a difficult life circumstance; it is a lot easier when you someone is helping you through it. I like to make my clients laugh while getting them organized because I know that people need to be lifted up when they are feeling overwhelmed, just like I was with Debra. So if you are going through any kind of life transition, reach out to that person who helps lift you up, and isn’t afraid to go through it with you. And if you need a help with a move, call me and I’ll be happy to help you every step of the way.
Excerpts from my book Uncluttered: discovering strength and purpose in the chaos of life.
Lisa Giesler, Professional Organizer, Author, Speaker