I’ve been with my garden center for going on ten years and I love what I do. I love being able to help customers to achieve their garden goals as well as educating my customers on different methods when it comes to garden management. I love making my garden center a destination spot and continue to be everyone’s favorite plant girl. One day, I will get to move up from nursery manger to store manager which is a huge honor to be able to carry on this legacy.
I want to open the door to be able to share what I do at my garden center and that is why I have created this section of my blog. I want to document every learning moment, experience, social interaction that impacted me, what happens behind the scenes to prepare for my customers, and my inner thoughts that come across day to day while I work. I hope sharing what I do may impact someone in the industry; they can be an industry professional or someone who works at an independent garden center but at the end of the day, I want them to feel like they can relate. If I’m thinking about it and feeling a certain way about it, they are too. We are supposed to help each other in this industry and lift each other up. I would love this portion of my blog to provide guidance and inspiration for years to come.
All independent garden centers aim to be ready to go for March 1st. Before my garden center hits show time mode, we are going to start elevated thinking with leadership growth and the development of how we get here. This industry is not cut out for everyone and I thought it was not for me in the beginning when I was nineteen, but here I am fifteen years later going strong with the hopes of cultivating those in the field.
Not only do I want to make one big impact, but I want my readers and supporters to walk with me from day to day life in the industry. There have been days where I felt so torn apart by tough moments at work - whether it’s customer interactions or just burn out that had caused me to hide when I got overwhelmed. I let this part of my life - horticultural communication to not be prevalent as I would want it to be. I want to be able to show the raw thoughts and emotions of working in the industry and by sharing my life at work, I am being open enough to show what goes on behind the scenes. I have one amazing work family and the most amazing customers ever that I want to share these moments of what I learn from them with you.
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