Hello, Tuesday Blog Readers!! I’m so happy you’ve made your way here. As I sit down to write these blog posts every week I always ask myself, “What do people need to hear this week?” and “What do I have to share?” Well this week, I think what people need to hear is:
First, a thank you to all the people helping down in Texas. It’s truly remarkable to see how good the world is when tragedy hits. Seeing footage of people stranded on roofs, or animals stuck in cages soaking wet, it all breaks my heart. So, to all the people physically there lending a hand and to the people sending support and prayers from afar, Thank you. If you haven’t but want to lend a hand, you can click here and donate. Every dollar helps! It’s refreshing to see people come together, I just wish it didn’t have to be only in time of need.
It’s not said very often. We may forget to say it to our loved ones we may take for granted, or to strangers who do something nice but we are caught up in our own day. Or maybe we do say thank you, but it’s a blanket ‘Thank you’. No, I want this ‘Thank you’ to be rooted in deep gratitude.
I started this blog two months ago. I started by welcoming the community and sharing what I believed Organization was and why I started it. In the back of my head as I wrote I was scared and doubting if people would read what I had to say. I imagine it’s the feeling everyone gets as they start something new – scared and terrified, yet excited and hopeful. Well, you all showed me. The amount of support and encouragement I have received has been so uplifting and for that, I thank you. Deep, genuine thanks.
So, “Get to know, Emily”. Well, I’ve hinted to parts of my life through the blog, social media, #GoodFindFridays and throughout the website, but here it goes:
I am a 23-year-old sister, auntie, daughter, wife and puppy mother.
I am the youngest of four girls, and my sisters are my best friends. All three married great guys, whom I am proud to call my Brother-in-Laws. They also make pretty great kids – my 5 nieces and nephews bring so much joy to any room they’re in. If you ever need a mood booster, just look at the world from a child’s point of view.
Our parents are the greatest. To this day I don’t know how they raised four girls to be genuinely nice human beings who contribute to society and have stayed true to their faith and remained friends (because we want to, not because we have to!). I mean I know I’m biased, but our parents are pretty awesome. They have supported, encouraged and pushed us to be the best versions of ourselves and for that, Mom and Dad—we thank you.
I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. I took a liking to the efficiency and process improvement aspect of my schooling as well as workplace organization (shocker, I know.). In my Senior year of college, I started Optimal Organization as the result of a class project. I continued to do odd and end jobs throughout the rest of my time at Iowa State as a way to make some extra money and help with my own expenses. I graduated knowing I had found my passion in Optimal Organization and Industrial Engineering, and with knowing that I found the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
Three weeks ago, I married my best friend with all our friends and family present. I'm proud to have gained the great, supportive family I did as in-laws. We now live in Wisconsin with our one-year-old pup, Steve.
I am so blessed and grateful to have the life I have. That feeling of gratitude, love and support is what I want to give back to the world through organization. Organization looks different for everyone, so it is Optimal Organization’s mission to make it work for you and your specific situation. I’m here to make your life easier and help you achieve that perfect, efficient and stress-free environment.
Thank you for reading to the end and for supporting Optimal Organization by telling a friend at work or everyone else you know, sharing posts, or becoming a client yourself. You make my job a dream come true.
Until next time, Happy Organizing 😊
Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. There she learned how valuable organization can be in being productive. She chose to use this knowledge and help others achieve this productivity and optimization in their homes and small businesses. Read & Enjoy and as always, let us know if you have any questions!