I’m Carmen, and I *heart* organizing! It was my interest in organization that led me to a career as a professional organizer. But that’s now. Let me go back in time a few years …I went to the University of Mississippi (Go Rebels!) from 1995 – 1999. When I graduated, I gained not only a Spanish degree but also a commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. I spent the next 6 1/2 years working for Uncle Sam as a military intelligence analyst.
I can’t talk much about what I did during my time in service. As the joke says, “I could tell you, but I’d have to kill you!”
I can say that I changed locations a lot, and each move provided a different type of job with different responsibilities. For me, it was a lifestyle and career that required me to stay extra organized!
In late 2005, I decided to separate from military service and try something new. So I traded in my uniform for some cute clothes and started working in the civilian world.I went on to become a Department of Defense analyst for L3 Communications. It was really interesting work, but it was also another job that supported military operations and national security. After a year or so in this particular position, I opted to switch gears again. This time, I really wanted to move outside the realm of military affairs.
In May 2007, I officially opened Clutterbugs, which offers residential organizing services. A few years later, I decided to spread my wings a bit more. In 2010, I founded the International Association of Virtual Organizers, which provides organizing professionals with resources to start, run, and grow their online businesses. Organized Entrepreneur, which offers business organizing and productivity services, soon followed.
One thing’s for sure – owning 3 companies keeps me on my toes! I have to stay really organized to make sure each business runs smoothly.
I’m also very blessed to have a great husband who supports my dreams, and a lazy basset hound that sleeps so much it’s easy for me to get loads of work done. We currently live in the heart of Cambridge, England, and enjoy traveling around Europe when we get the chance. I love my life!
And now my story has come full circle …
I hope to hear YOUR story very soon.
To your biggest success,