In my own home, I try hard to keep things in order. It’s not easy — home organizing never is — but I can do it without fear or trepidation, mostly.
My fear: technology.
My solution: Invite tech-savvy people into my life.
A few days ago, the friend who helps with my website left a message: My email inbox was full. After some research, she said that the problem was with the settings and that I should contact the company that hosts my email account. “We’ve called them together in the past, Gayle,” she said. “Now it’s time for you to fly solo.”
I hesitated, really wanting her to do it for me. But then I gathered my forces and dialed the number. Taking a deep breath, I explained my problem calmly and without difficulty, and the tech person helped me fix it, with not a great deal of difficulty.
With that small push, I had stepped out of my comfort zone, and it had felt OK, even good. I hadn’t just survived: I had succeeded.
It’s the same with home organizing. It can be scary. It can be intimidating. The challenges can seem insurmountable.
But for most of us, success comes with bringing in some expert help — to collaborate, to encourage, to share the work. And sometimes, to give a little push.