Wow what a day.

It’s just gone 9pm and, as usual, I’ve only just sat down.

Feels like I’m living and breathing flowers at the moment. Living and breathing flowers alongside juggling my usual duties of being Mum, wife, cleaner, cook…oh and trying to fit in a bit of primary school teaching here and there to bring in some much needed cash, that is!

Still, I’m happier than I’ve been in ages.

I’m lucky!

At 42 I’ve finally realised what it is I truly want to do, and what’s more I’m going for it.

Today, amongst the usual daily chores and tasks I managed a visit to the wonderful Sussex Flower School where I learnt not only how to make beautiful wreaths, but also how to teach others to do it. Wreath workshops here we come!!

Here’s a few photos of some of my latest creations..

But, even more excitingly, I sat down with my good friend Natalie Hancock of Natalie Hancock Design and got the first glimpse of the stunning website she’s designing me for the birth of Lush Floristry.

After my many years as a teacher, where I must confess I never truly felt satisfied, it feels incredible to at last be ploughing my energy into something I really want to do.

It’s scary though. Branching out on my own. Setting up a business. What if I’m no good at it? What if I don’t get enough work? What if I’m the only one who thinks my designs are Lush?

That must be normal though, right? The fear.

It’s all new, all untested. I’ll be my own boss, the one making the decisions. I’ve just got to trust I can do it. I’ve just got to try. At least I love what I’m doing and everyone has to start somewhere. Fingers crossed I’ll get to make my flowery dreams come true.