My Disaster Life

So, as I told you before, I used to be a disaster. A complete tornado.  I was actually still a disaster when I started down the path of creating a Professional Organizing business.

But, I wanted to create something different than all the other know-it-all perfect Pattie organizers already out there. I wanted to show people that I know what it’s like to have the ADHD brain, in fact I made up my own glam name for it: Glitter In The Carpet Syndrome. This stems from the exaggerated belief that those with ADD and ADHD will be distracted by even the most remote piece of shiny. AND my term makes attention deficit sound so much more LA. I like that.

I wanted to show others that frolicked with Glitter In The Carpet Syndrome that they aren’t a lost cause. They aren’t ditzy. They do have a functional memory. They CAN be successful and not be wrought with anxiety, driving around in circles trying to figure out which task on their “To-Do” list to actually start first.

So, here it is. Here’s a picture of me at 19, when I had lost some weight on my college cheerleading squad. I was trying to show my body’s progress, but take a look at the utter CHAOS in the background.  Look at the comments people made.

To say the least, it was a wake-up call to my lifestyle that was barely working for me.

Something had to give. And I’m not going to lie, I am one of the most stubborn minded people you’ll ever meet. But I learned how to reign in my disorganization and actually manipulated my ADHD so that it worked for ME instead of me being a victim of it.

And every day I love teaching people how to do EXACTLY what I’ve done.


disaster. Hurricane Monica


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