Successful conventions are a result of many factors. This past convention, BLOOM, was the epitome of what can happen when dedicated individuals come together with a focus on one outcome, SUCCESS. This year’s convention was a demonstration of that dedication in overcoming the past two years of adversity and health emergencies. These dedicated individuals were not going to let a two year pandemic get in the way of their FOCUS. All of the additional hours, all the sacrifices and restless evenings and mornings paid off and are the example of what this dedication and hard work can produce.
People often ask if achievements bring happiness. I’d have to say that achievements not only bring happiness, but also reflect dedication to one’s goals. The toil and grind of learning and mastering a design skill will eventually lead to these achievements. And the end product is a mirror to hours of practice and work. Success comes only to those that believe in themselves. And when you believe, be prepared to win in your chosen profession. Sometimes actions are much more important than dreams in order to achieve something really great. Take a Chance !
To all of you NCSFA members, let’s celebrate this past successful convention and let’s look forward to what’s just over the horizon for the 2023 convention. One thing is to never lose confidence in your chosen path. Hard work and talent will meet together and produce a masterpiece again, I’m quite confident. All of you inspire with your brave actions and we look forward to seeing what comes from all of you in the future. We’ve included many image reflections below for those that didn’t get to attend the 2022 convention. We hope that you’ll join us in 2023 for a chance to share your own memories for us to record.
We’ll first begin with the results of all the floral competitions. If you happen to run into any of these winners, congratulate them in person. I’m sure they’ll appreciate your uplifting gesture.