At Munster Rose, we’ve arranged a bunch of different workshops. From centerpiece workshops for Target Creatives to wreath-making workshops for Holiday lovers. (See pics below by 2nd Truth Photography!)
Here’s a short list of things I’ve learned about life from doing them.
1. You really never know everything.
It’s so true. I’ve been in the industry for 14 years and I could design in my sleep (don’t worry I don’t…usually). I’ve taught hundreds of people how to design arrangements, coached small business owners, and trained dozens of future florists. But every single time I teach, I learn something new.
2. Learning breaks boundaries.
Yes, learning breaks boundaries on an individual level. You take a photography workshop and learn something new for yourself. Obviously.
But it also breaks boundaries between yourself and others. When we learn together we let our guard down, we open up. Not only do we learn a new skill, we learn about one another.
3. A little bit of empathy goes a long way.
No matter what your profession, at some time your reach a point where you’re performing at a high level without even thinking about it.
But when you teach others how to do what you do, you have to take real inventory of everything you know, so you can share it.
You put yourself in the shoes of, well, yourself. A younger version of yourself. One who doesn’t yet have the experience to operate without thinking about it.
That requires empathy. Lots of it! And that’s a good thing.
I’m sure there are other things I’ll add to this list-in-progress. But, in the meantime, we recently held our first holiday workshop series and it was one of the highlights of 2015. Below are some pictures from our wreath-making event. xoxoxo