I did not create this Web site to show off my speedy shopping skills (even though I'll talk about it), speak from a pedestal, or provide know-it-all tips. Definitely not. Right away, I knew that the title of my new blog should be "Diary of a Personal Shopper," because I want it to simply be a reflection of who I am. This includes the philosophies, habits, and success stories I would like to share since pursuing my passion as a personal shopper and wardrobe consultant.
Now, on to my faults. Those who know me know that I have about a million thoughts and ideas racing through my head every minute. These people -- my friends, family and coworkers -- understand that my schedule rarely fits in time to clean my desk, shred old files and articles (I even have the hard copy of my articles when I was a reporter for the Daily Titan), and just get organized.
If someone were to say to me, "Elana, I need help with cleaning out my closet because I have no time to do so, and no idea how to start." Of course I would respond with glee and assistance; however, I would also point out that if he or she put aside an extra 10 minutes each day to hang up a few pieces and pair up a few shoes, then it would save time and money. Not to mention that it would preserve his or her sanity.
Why can't I take my own advice? Allowing files to pile up before making an attack is pretty much my style. I highly discourage others from this bad habit, but for some reason, I make the exception for myself.
It must be pretty bad if my friend Stephanie said to me 3 days ago: "Elana, it's so funny. When it comes to fashion, you can put anything together fast and know exactly what works. But when it comes to cleaning up your stuff, you need help." Get this: she was calling me from the phone at my old desk at work while getting rid of my old stuff from the drawers...What a friend, eh?
So with my embarrassing confession in mind (which in no way affects my behavior as a responsible professionall), my New Year's resolution for 2008 is: Create an organized and functional working space, similar to that of my closet...Any suggestions for me?
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