To Journal.... Or Not To Journal... That is the Question

As I mentioned in the last blog 2020 is the year where I am striving to THRIVE in all I do. One of the steps I’m taking for my personal life growth and development actually runs parallel to my business life. I am starting the practice of journaling. I read an article about what the most influential people do each day and journaling is one of them.
Now, this wasn’t an easy place for me to get to. Yes, I am super creative but my creativity has always been with flowers or cooking and baking or a craft I can do. A little backstory growing up I was diagnosed with ADD back when it was really hard to get your kids tested (think early 90’s) I was the kid that memorized the words so she could read or on a standardized test I would have amazing bubble pictures. No joke tested myself out of my IEP by drawing Christmas and winter pictures on the test. I digress, back to the journaling… For me to write my thoughts down each day seems really daunting and frankly quite scary. If I put it down and ge…

Word of the Year 2020

Recently I stumbled upon a post on Facebook asking what was your word of the year going to be. I've never even heard of picking a word of the year what it means and what I would have to do so, I did what most people would do I went to Google. After a few quick articles the idea to pick a word to model what I want out of this year really struck a cord with me. Out of the blue the word that came to my mind and has stuck with me for the last few days has been THRIVE.

THRIVE for me this year has several meanings.

1. I want to Thrive in my business and not just survive in the industry. I want to become better and push myself harder than I have in the past.

2. I want to Thrive at home with my family. I want to make sure that my kids are getting all they need to continue to grow in to smart and strong little humans. I want my relationship with my husband to continue to Thrive and grow.

3. I want to Thrive as a person in my own personal growth.

What I also found interesting was that when …


It’s 2020 and it’s time to dig.. But, first let me introduce myself.
My name is Kayla and I am a fourth generation florist in the Ocean State. I own the family business that started back in 1932 when my great-grandmother purchased our shoppe, since then it has been owned by my grandfather until the mid 90’s or so then my uncle bought it from him and I purchased the shoppe in 2011 and have been running it ever since. I left my job in the corporate word on April Fools Day 2011 and haven’t looked back since. I couldn’t have made the jump from corporate to creative without the help of my husband and family. Now with two small kiddos it's even more important that I have the support I need to run a thriving business into this new decade.