As soon as I tell someone "I'm a florist" the first response is always either - "Oh that must be so lovely" or "Wow you get to be around beautiful flowers all day" or "You have the best job, such beautiful surroundings!"
And while this is all true, I love my job and I love the flowers! But it can often be seen through rose tinted glasses. The hours are long and the works demanding on your body and mind. You are forever doubting yourself and your ability to "get it right". Your day often starts at 4am and finishes again when its dark. And the paper work.. well thats another story.
I am in no way complaining though, I would never consider another career because I truly love what I do. So while your scrolling through my Instagram pictures that I select carefully and edit thoroughly, here's what you don't see!