I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your support of Bluebird Blooms. When I started this company earlier this year, I wasn't sure if it would be successful or if I'd get many orders beyond supportive friends and family who knew me personally. At that time, I was pretty new to the art of floristry and wasn't 100% confident that my work was good enough to go public. But week by week, I've been beyond overjoyed to receive more and more orders from strangers who have found me on Facebook, Instagram, Yelp, or through other Bluebird customers, and were drawn to my aesthetic and style. I have been truly blessed with the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind, locally-sourced, modern arrangements for your birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, celebrations, and sometimes hard times. I really feel it is an honor to be able to connect to each of you through the art of floristry — hopefully bringing you a little smile or comfort.
I'm writing this now, though, to share some important news about my future, and the future of Bluebird Blooms. My husband, our 2 dogs, and I will be moving to Kansas City later this month, not far from where I grew up, to be closer to my family (and to escape the high rent in Santa Barbara, no doubt). While my career is incredibly important and valuable to me, my family will always take priority, and this move is what is best for us at this chapter in our lives. That said, I will be winding down the Bluebird Blooms service in the coming weeks. Rest assured any existing orders will be delivered. Our last delivery date for new orders will be Friday, December 4th, 2015. If you would like to place one last order before we close our studio, please place your order no later than Thursday, December 3rd.
If there's anything I can leave with you, I hope it would be the inspiration and courage to follow your own dream. I spent a lot of time in a career that left me unfulfilled, yet I was afraid to pursue something I was passionate about because I didn't know if I would be good at it, or if I would fail, or look stupid, or embarrass myself. In the end, I have zero regrets about following this dream (and trust me, I made a lot of mistakes and definitely embarrassed myself a few times). But it's given me the confidence to go after the next dream, whatever it may be—and I hope it can give you a little boost of confidence to explore your true passions, too.
Thank you again for your support - it really has meant the world to me.