Today we’d like to introduce you to Jaime Brooks.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Jaime. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Organizing is something that has come naturally since I was in elementary school. Some may find this crazy, but it became a way I found peace of mind. It was something I could control-creating order out of chaos. I always say the home is a mirror of self. And this is because when I would have order in my space, I felt better inside of myself. I never thought of it as a career, but I would have friends say that I should do it as a profession. I guess that planted a seed deep in my mind. I was a hair colorist in a salon for over ten years but knew it wasn’t what I wanted forever. I actually went to a life coach with several ideas, and I came to realize this natural gift would be something I would love to share with others.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I have honestly been really blessed with this journey. Once I made the commitment, my business has evolved organically which feels really good as I juggle it with being a mom. This assures me I am doing the right thing. As with all things, there is always room to grow, and I look forward to what’s to come.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
This summer will mark six years that I launched my business, A Nurtured Nest. I have always seen myself as a nurturer, as I love helping others and making people feel good. A Nurtured Nest is a Professional Organizing business. Many people ask what my job entails. A professional organizer can help with many things, however, my focus is typically helping people set up systems in their home that are easy to maintain. Life is busy and so many of us wear many different hats so to speak. We are juggling parenting, relationships, work, and it can get overwhelming. With that, many of my clients have different needs. Some may have kids that moved out and are now adults, and so their homes are left with years of items that got shoved in every crevice of the home. In that situation, we will break it up and tackle one room at a time. Some clients have a new baby coming and they need to manage their space in the best way possible. I have some clients that struggle with paperwork and I may come once a month to help them get it under control. Another client may want one area such as their pantry or closet organized. And then, I might hear back in a few months or a few years for another project. The needs are endless.
We all have some aspects of our life that we need help with and I have found that it is more than ok to ask for what we need. I like to think of my job as a professional organizer like a personal trainer. It is very helpful to have someone there to hold you accountable and show you what needs to be done. It can be helpful for me to ask questions to help you think more about what you truly want and need to keep versus getting rid of. I would say what sets me apart from others, is that deep down I see this as almost spiritual work in a way because our ‘stuff’ can affect us energetically which can be overwhelming. I feel it out, but for those that are open, I love to share all other knowledge of growth that I have learned along the way. Our space is sacred and I am a believer of living with what truly makes us happy. Often, people don’t realize the effect it can have until they have order in their space. It is important to note, I would never want anyone to feel the pressure of any sort. My client’s homes are theirs and I am here to inspire and help in a way that they are comfortable with.
The best part is that when I leave, my clients feel so much better. It is such a gift for me to know that I made someone’s life better in one way or another.
If you had to start over, what would you have done differently?
I am being vulnerable in saying this, but the only thing I would say I would have done differently is truly knowing my worth. I thought I did, but it is now a much deeper understanding. I had to go through everything up to this point to learn that. I am grateful for the lessons and ALL the people in my life that have taught me what I now know.
What were you like growing up?
As a young child, I was an innocent lover of life and to those close to me. I was always empathetic and wanted good for others. I was blessed with a loving family but was also very sensitive to the hardships and awkwardness of childhood. This started me on my early path of spirituality and awakening. My bookshelf would include books on astrology, feng shui, and natural healing. My dearest friends and family can attest to my desire for order even as a child. I would fulfill my own craving by organizing their space. While I love order, I also had a love for creativity and I went to art school. It is especially gratifying when I can merge my passion for design, spirituality, and order in my work as a professional organizer.
- Website: www.anurturednest.com
- Phone: 678-801-6378
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: http://instagram.com/anurturednest/