I´ve had a wonderful and very relaxed start to the weekend. Well, if relaxing means having a tidy floral studio aaand bedroom, then yes. Heh. I had a very productive day yesterday, and I felt good. Happy! I actually spent the whole evening by myself, just recharging. I did feel a little bit guilty for not joining the others, but I really needed a little timeout. If youré a introvert like me, you will understand I´m sure.
Today have been good as well. I started of with some research and studies for work (meaning watching a lot´s of how-to video´s on various subjects). Love doing this, especially if it can make me work better. Then I actually did a sweaty workout, which felt nice.
The evening is not set in stone yet, but I think I´m going to watch a movie with Stephanie and Philip. Have a lovely evening everyone.
Oh, by the way. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, at @mariewiik1 to see more updates on my everyday life.
I like to show you a little bit of my mess. It´s part of what I do and how I work. I´ll never be shiny and spotless. I´ll never just show you the sunny side. I hope that’s okay?
A very lovely lady (who I adore) told me I shouldn’t have shown people the toilet rolls on my Instagram stories today. But I disagree, I want to show you what’s real. I want to show you what I´m up to and how it´s like to work with flowers. I love the mess, it´s part of the creative process. I also show you the real mess because there is so many who doesn’t. Social media is filled with perfect pictures, perfect lives, perfect everything. I don´t know about you but I can get pretty tired of looking at all things perfect. It can seem so unachievable and uninspiring. When I decided to get serious about posting on social media I wanted to be part of making a change. A change in how we present ourselves. I think it´s time to show all aspects of life. I believe in sharing what can be inspiring, but there needs to be a little balance too.
Oh, by the way!! My blog (www.mariewiik.com) turned 2 years this June. I started my blog while I was working 14 hours shifts up in Lofoten. I wanted a place to write and express my thoughts and creativity. I also needed to get out a lot of emotions (thank god you cant read Norwegian). Its was free space for me to just be, me. I hope there will be plenty of years to celebrate in the future. Thank you for clicking in and reading. Thank you for taking the time to write comments. Thank you for following.
Anyhow. Behind those pretty and shiny photos, there is always a messy floor (unless youré my grandmother). Hehe!
Right, it´s 02.31am and I should get to bed. I have started a bad habit of staying up late, but I also work better. I´m more focused.
I´m alive! Hehe. How are you? I´m about to start making my next how I do my florals video. I am in love with this week’s flowers and I can’t wait to start! I´m working with pink peonies, white snapdragons and a soft pinkish Lisianthus. A very feminine bunch. I also handpicked a lot of foliage yesterday so I´m feeling pretty good about this one.
Anyhow. I have decided to finally start my Youtube journey. I think it is the way to go. I also feel the need to help people, to inspire others. Not just with flowers. I feel very passionately about self-care and mental health and I hope to somehow add that into the mix too. I have no proper strategy for Youtube yet, but I know I have plenty of ideas and I´m already working on my first “proper” youtube video. I´m actually loving the process of finding ideas, doing the research and scripting the video. It´s creative and I love that.
My question to you is, is there anything you would like to see on my Youtube channel? Anything at all?
All the thank you letters for my Patreons are now sent off. It was so heartwarming to write to them and see them sent off. Without my Patreon´s I wouldn´t have allowed myself to spend the extra money on flowers every week, especially during these times. Because of them, I´m able to be creative and inspire a lot of people with the florals I make. I get a lot of messages from people who tell me how inspired they are by my pictures and stories. They send me pictures of what they pick in their gardens but also of their finished arrangements. I absolutely love that!
Oh, and please don´t feel like you need to be a Patreon. I don´t expect that at all. Florals with Marie on Patreon is not for everyone and I know that. However, I am so happy I am there. It´s giving me a push towards becoming self-employed while building up my wedding floristry portfolio. I think that’s a good thing.
Right, I´m getting myself a new cuppa and a little chocolate before it´s time to create this week’s florals.