I wanted to check in and say hello as we kick off another exciting year! (So much fun ahead.) I also want to give you a couple important updates here in flower world.
If you have been following our journey this past year, you’ll notice that things have looked a bit different. I wanted to let you know that in late 2018 Tori decided to officially step away from her role with Fellow Flowers.
As her business partner but more so her friend, I wholeheartedly supported her decision, and I know it wasn’t easy for her. With the inevitable question of ‘what happened?’ I simply ask you to reflect back on your life of five years ago. Who were you then? What mattered most? Who did you surround yourself with? How did you spend your time? What work were you doing? What were your priorities? What did your life look like then as compared to now?
Like all of you, Tori and I have evolved and grown over the past five years. During this time, we’ve fiercely supported each other through major life changes and decisions. And after a very hard yet beautiful year, there is an enduring friendship and deep love that we carry forward for each other. My greatest wish is to see her happy and fulfilled, even if that means taking different paths.
In honoring Tori’s decision to leave, I spent much of this past year finding my own footing and realizing I also had some big decisions to make:
Do I want to stay?
Is this something I still love?
And (gulp) can I do this on my own?