I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt appreciation to all of you who recently took the time to complete my little Floret survey. Your feedback and the ideas you shared were insightful, thoughtful and invaluable and I really can’t thank you enough. Seriously, the love and kindness in your words came at the just the right time for me, personally as I was starting to feel a little overwhelmed with everything–the endless harvesting and weeding in the fields, a few rough patches of writers block while working on the book, an overloaded email in-box, the endless to-do lists around the house and office, and so on. With so many ideas for the future swirling around my head, I started to lose focus.
Sensing that things were going downhill, I forced myself to step back, take a short breather and reach out for some help. I’m so very thankful I did. After some much needed quiet family time, I returned to the farm with much more clarity, confidence and renewed energy to begin the next big chapter for Floret—both for the book AND our little farm.
Your response to the survey was such a boost and the ideas you shared have really helped me really to hone in on our core values, shape the direction in which I hope to grow our business, and identify the types of flower-related resources, information and inspiration you want us to create. I’m eager to dig in to the next big project–it is going to be amazing–and I can’t wait to share more details with you in the coming months!
It is also super satisfying to learn how this little blog has made so many of you “motivated,” “inspired” and “excited” to grow flowers. Seriously, I can’t tell you how much joy that brings me.
A HUGE thank you for your feedback; thank you for your kind words; thank you for your unwavering support of the seasonal flower movement, and thank you for following along with me on this wild and beautiful flower farming adventure. There’s so much more beauty, just over the horizon and I can’t wait to share it with you.