When I was in-between jobs and had more time at home, I decided to declutter my home because it would bother me to see how many things that my family and I had in the home. In 2016, I was able to create a room in my home to rent out on Airbnb and this side-gig helped me to have some income while I was figuring things out.
While I was working on my e-commerce business in January 2017, I was working from home of course and was still not happy with my home and the amount of stuff I had. I had watched "The Minimalists" on Netflix and that really opened my eyes and it made me feel very strongly about this lifestyle and how people should live. I was inspired and I wanted to become a minimalist, so I started an Instagram account "modernandminimalist" to track my journey. I did different methods to declutter, like the "Minsgame" where you let go of things for 30 days and start with one thing on day one, two things on day two, etc. It felt good to let go, but I still had too many things.
In February 2017, I decided to read the book "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by bestselling author and tidying guru Marie Kondo. I was so glad that I read it and then decided to do the method...because this finally worked for me! I got the results that I wanted at home, and I felt so excited that I discovered a way to live that made me change my way of thinking and how to choose what to keep in my life. I was so impressed with the book and the method, I decided to look up the KonMari website, and voila...I discovered you could be a KonMari Consultant! I think this was the magic I experienced with the method because this was what I felt I really wanted to do for a living and as an entrepreneur. I strongly felt the universe has lead me to this path, so I decided to train to become a KonMari Consultant! I then changed my Instagram account to follow my journey to become a KonMari Consultant.
The KonMari Consultant Training seminar in New York City (Sept. 2017) was an amazing experience, and I met so many great people who were so passionate about the method and being their own boss. Attending this training seminar inspired me even more and pushed me to continue on this path. I was such a fan girl when I got to see Marie Kondo in person and meet her, I felt even emotional (kept it inside of course) because I felt that because of her I was able to discover what I could do for a career and to help people learn the method. When I started my training it took a couple months of doing practice sessions and in less than six months I became a Certified KonMari Consultant in March 2018!
I felt so good to finally be certified and that this was the one thing that worked out for me after all the rejection from doing job interviews and trying to figure out my new career path, it just felt so right. The KonMari community is also a really great one to be a part of because every consultant is so supportive and everyone helps eachother grow as a consultant and in their businesses. I was able to start getting paying clients by the time it was spring 2018, and that really made me feel like I could do this and provide for my family.
I became a KonMari Consultant because after all the paths I tried to take, this was the one path that made me feel like I was making a difference in people's lives because it made a significant difference in my own life. I use to work for other people and help make money for big and small companies, but now I can do something that is truly more fulfilling by helping others to live a life that they really want. Life is really interesting and the journey will lead you in so many paths that you don't expect. I'm glad that the KonMari Method lead my life to being a KonMari Consultant, taking my life into my own hands and creating a life that I want to live.