This week is a bit of a personal post, I have had a few thoughts that I have been milling over in my mind for the last week or so & felt the best way of channeling them was to note them down here on the blog … Last week I took a huge step for Joanne Truby Floral Design when I finally made the decision to hand in my notice at my part time job! (For those of you who didn’t know, for the last three years while establishing the business I have somehow been managing to hold down a part time job at a luxury baby & children interior design house & online boutique called The Baby Cot Shop (for those of you looking for utterly gorgeous & unique items for your nursery or children’s room I urge you to take a peek at their website!)). Now this isn’t a decision I made lightly & my reaction since handing in my notice can have a tendency to change on a daily basis from; ‘OMG am I bloody crazy we are getting married in March & I have quit my job!!’ to ‘I’m really happy & 110% feel I have made the right decision.’
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So how do I really feel about it? Well yes if I am being honest some days I do feel terrified & scared BUT overall I feel that with the business reaching its milestone 3rd Birthday next month (we will be doing a giveaway to celebrate so watch this space), it really feels like it is now or never and that it is time to grow. As terrified as I am, I also feel really excited for what the future has to hold for Joanne Truby Floral Design & that I will be able to put all of my time & energy into helping grow my business (which I am already so proud of). I have huge aspirations & ambitions for Joanne Truby Floral Design & I am going to work my damn hardest to see them reach fruition with this blog being one of them. So please wish me luck & I will welcome all the support I can get with big open arms (well as big as my little arms will stretch!). As those of you who have your own business will know, it is HARD work! From a floristry perspective, it’s not just working on the flowers themselves but all the ‘behind the scenes’ parts that always get forgotten but mean you have little to no life of your own. My average weekly to do list can consist of: quotes, invoices, sourcing props, cleaning the works shop, keeping on top of social media, blogging (trying my upmost to do this on a regular basis), consultations, venue visits, maintaining & updating the website, to name a few ;-).
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But the greatest challenge of working alone is often motivating yourself & protecting yourself from your own negative thoughts that sometimes creep in as well as those that you hear around you. To be honest, it can be a lonely place but I have vowed this week to always do my upmost to support and encourage other business owners around me. We should be lifting each other up & doing our bit to make the world a more loving & happy place to be. I’m so lucky to be doing the job I truly love & I hope you feel inspired to do what makes you happy too as let’s face it folks you only get one chance.