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My floral journey started at age 20 - when I suddenly realized that it was possible to design the life you wanted, to have a creative career, and to truly love what you do.
I am always asked, "how did you get interested in floral design?"
I don't have a clear answer for this, and I often reply that I don't know. But, here's my go at it:
My path into floral design was an important part of my growth as a human. Without getting into the hokey pokey details, I want you to know that choosing to begin my journey into flowers was not only a beginning into a new hobby. It represented a major shift in my spirit as I, for the first time, deliberately chose to design my own life and spend time making a path for myself away from the herd. It was the first time I sat down, looked at my skills, combined my interests, and assessed what was missing in my life. And by doing that, sometimes you can create the perfect job that truly fits your personality and skills.
And soon after, flowers represented an artistic outlet for myself that I had never had before. Suddenly, I was able to communicate with the world in a way I had never been able to before.
I have a theory that spending your life creating things- physical, metaphysical, anything outside the mind things, is the path to happiness. Creating good food, paintings, laughter, gardens, music, education, grand events, works of art, and creating love, are all things that humans put out into this world as an extension of themselves. To find a way to use your creativity and spike your imagination, and to share your creations with those around you, is one of life's greatest gifts.
My path into flowers has allowed me to become a brighter version of myself, because of all the beautiful things that come when you are truly doing something you love.
I always treat all of my clients like friends, and I love the interaction with others that this job has allowed me to have. Getting to see all of the small intimate moments between a couple on their wedding day, seeing tears in everyone's eyes (including mine!) as vows are exchanged, and getting to follow along on instagram and see couples buy their first home, have babies, and just do life together... it makes me feel like I'm a part of something bigger.