I had many career changes in my life, all starting when I was in the second grade. Teacher asked me what I wanted to do when I grow up and at that point in my life, I loved puppies. So naturally, I said I wanted to be a Veterinarian not because I knew what it was, but because Teacher told me it was a career associated with puppies. I always called her ” Teacher” and what Teacher said was good, I followed suit.
When I reached 4th grade, I wanted to be a professional athlete because I was pretty good at hand-ball. I held my own and conquered every single recess game. Even the boys had to take notes on my low-slicer hits. Those slicers I threw down were low, tight to the concrete and there were very few kids on the playground that could recover from those hits.
Then I got bored being a tomboy when I reached my Junior High years and I started to be more of a girly girl. I snuck lip-stick in the secret compartment of my backpack and started to wear skirts. Home Economics class was a pre-requesite and along with that came a slew of domestic studies like cooking and flower arranging, which were life changing.
After that short flower arranging class, I wanted to be a florist. That still remains a secret dream-career of mine because I love the thought of playing with flowers, leaves and delicate petals all day.
Now that our garden has matured so much over the last few years, flowers are plentiful year round and I play Florist all the time for dinner parties and for friends. I can’t remember the last time I had to actually buy flowers and feel so lucky to not only save money on such purchases, but I love the fact that I can create something original, fresh and fun from what I find in my garden.
When I need an arrangemet for a table or a last minute gift to a friend, I create a bouquet. I recycle all my vegetable and herb flowers into fun floral table decorations and surprise presents for special friends. Sometimes I go flower power crazy and clip too much of an herb till theres nothing left. Yes, give me a set of clippers, an occasion to decorate and I become clipper happy.
I walked the garden and had another one of those clipping urges. There’s was no occasion, nor special dinner to decorate for.
I just wanted to play Florist today.
But I do dedicate all my pretty little garden bouquets to all of you, especially to my friend Leah. Sweet Leah got married last Spring and she requested that I made her wedding bouquet out of my garden glories. But unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend her wedding and make her bouquet in time.
So Leah, I finally was able to create couple different mini post-wedding bouquet for you. I hope you like them!. xoxo
What’s your secret dream career? These pictures illustrate my little secret.
may you all be touched by flowers today,