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The Three Best Things about Being a Florist

    I’m guessing that you are considering becoming a florist! I am here to tell you the three best things about being a florist. Now if you tuned in a few weeks ago, you may have seen my post What you really should know before becoming a florist. I left the post on a bit of a downer, so I needed to balance out those negative vibes and tell you my favourite things about being a florist. So let’s get started!   My number one best thing about being a florist is ... no two days are EVER the same. Maybe this is something you’ve already considered, but it was something I never even thought of until someone asked me “what do you do all day” and the answers just kept rolling out of my mouth. In truth there are no two days the same in the floral world. You never know what's going to come through the door, which client may call you, and what unusual opportunities may rear their head. Infact just today, I was having a relatively calm day,...

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What You Really Should Know about Becoming a Florist

    So you want to become a florist. Welcome to the crazy (all consuming) world of flowers and everything that goes along with it! I honestly love my career. Believe me when I say it’s not a career you can do if you DON’T love it! I am so grateful I’ve had the opportunity to work in floristry since the age of 16 (oh my, SO many years ago) and I’m not trying to put you off this amazing career, but, there are some things I wish I’d known before becoming a florist, and I'm going to share these with you today. So … let's get started! My number one thing I wish I knew before I became a florist - it's not just about pretty flowers. Maybe this already seems obvious to you, but when I applied for that traineeship all those years ago I honestly thought my whole day would be spend doing pretty creative things. Now don’t get me wrong there is A LOT of pretty, but there are also some jobs that are at the other end of the...

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