Sunday, September 9, 2012

A little rest goes a long way

It's amazing what a little sleep can do for the mind. I feel like a new woman. This summer has been the busiest of my life. The flower shop is doing so well and I thank the stars daily for my dear customers.
I've been dreaming about so many fun things I want to do in the shop and come November I'll have some time to do them!
I ended up removing the last 'coriander bits', it was fine for my friends and family but might have confused new customers a little. I'm no stranger to melancholy and I'm all about keeping it real with my blog followers but something about it felt a little too vulnerable. Some how dancing with wild abandon feels safer these days.
My dad is a positive, glass half full kinda guy and he said my post made him sad. That's the last thing I want anyone to feel when they read this. For the few of you who saw it and left such dear comments, I really appreciate your kindness and unwavering support.
Warm wishes to you all tonight as your toes search for the warm spots in the bed clothes.
Alison xo


Martin & the Magpie said...

Everyone thinks that a florists job is just playing with flowers,,,the reality is the seriously early starts the long hours and the responsibility and stress that goes with making wedding flowers just what the bride wants,the challenges of working with a perishable item and getting it all done to a rigid timescale etc etc...its hard to give 100% without some of life passing you by...hang on in their'll get through it...xx

Jenn said...

Your hard work and commitment to both your business and your loved ones is an amazing feat! You're a kick ass woman who I'm blessed to know!

Jenny said...

Oh man, it's good to see honesty like this. I think there is such allure and appeal in what you and other creative/crafty types do, but what everyone doesn't see is the many, many hours that go into it. It must be amazing to have such a successful business, but like so many things in life, sacrifices have to be made. I hope you know that most everyone you likely have in your life understands that this is what you have to put your energy into right now. And you should know that you bring such light and beauty into people's lives!

rachaelannep said...

hello! i just found your blog through fieldguided and i'm enjoying it so far! i'm happy to see someone who speaks honestly more than once a year, and i was so happy to look through your trip pictures! my family and i just went to new york city for the first time, and your pictures walking over brooklyn bridge brought me back to our own jaunt (one week ago)


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