The Flower Co.

 
 
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Hi friends! Can you believe we are already halfway through October? Time just needs to slow down, don't ya think?

As I look forward to all the fun fall and winter things ahead, I want to take a moment to pause and reflect. I know it's been a while since I've posted a blog (lol like whole month) so there's a lot of catching up to do. But I promise that I will do my very best to be more present on here moving forward. 

As you may or may not have seen, on October 1st I launched The Farmer & I Flower Co. And let me tell you, it wasn't easy.

For a girl with a whole lot of self-doubt and indecision, committing to starting a business was terrifying. Terrifying, yet exciting. I've known my whole life that I've wanted to have my own business. I've known for several years that I want to be a wedding florist, so what was so terrifying about that?

Being a beginner. That's what terrified me. 

I don't like being a beginner — in anything. My dad gives me a hard time because I get frustrated when I'm not good at something immediately. Be it swimming, boxing, etc. I want to be good at something the first time I try it. Sounds stupid when I say it out loud.

But guys I would spend hours comparing myself to florists who have been in the industry for years and are literally famous for what they do and think to myself, well my work doesn't look like that. I was bummed and frustrated and all the negative thoughts.

Zooming out of my narrow perspective, of course my work doesn't look like someone who has been a florist for 11 years, I'm a beginner. And you know what? It is ok to be a beginner.

In a podcast I was listening to recently by Stephanie May Wilson, she emphasized this idea that everyone starts somewhere and that is OK. I needed to hear that.

I think we all need to hear that sometimes. It is OK to be a beginner. Whether you are just starting college, about to graduate college, or you are simply turning to a new passion, it is OK to be a beginner.

I want you to know that.

It is never too early or too late to do something that you love, and you don't have to be amazing at it right off the bat. In fact, no one expects you to be.

So I went for it. I launched The Farmer & I Flower Co. and I am embracing this new beginning. Bring on all of the learning and growth, who's with me?

CHECK IT OUT AT WWW.THEFARMERANDIFLOWERCO.COM

 
 
 
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