Why the name Mariposa?
Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly, a wonderful symbol of transformation. Letting go of clutter and reaching an organized state of living is a transformative experience that goes well beyond the physical. The organizing business is a deeply personal one, because in the end, it’s not just about space. It's about lightening up your life enough to stop thinking about the clutter and think instead, without distraction, about the people you love and what you like to do, need to do, or want to explore.
filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola said, “Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.” And so it goes whether you have built a family, a career, friendships, or a beautiful garden, a certain amount of “chaos” has been part of the process while you’ve been living life.
And if you're reading this, my guess is you’re not like me -- one whose passion it is to make order. The important thing for you is to stop feeling bad about that. It’s about recognizing what you’re good at, what you enjoy, and how to relieve that which weighs on you.
When I was a little girl, my idea of a fun activity was to organize my family’s kitchen pantry, cabinets, and drawers. I discovered many years later that it wasn’t every girls' idea of a good time. Who knew?
But it planted the seed of an idea that underlies Mariposa Creative Solutions: that each of us loves and excels at different things and if we recognize that and do what we do best, we can make a difference in other people’s lives.
My clients often say that at the beginning of our work together they feel like some or all of their home is chaotic. The great