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Angove Street Collective: A reflection

27th June 2019 Debra Hayes

“It’s funny how we outgrow what we once thought we couldn’t live without, and then we fall in love with what we didn’t know we wanted. Life keeps leading us on journeys we would never go on if it were up to us. Don’t be afraid. Have faith. Find the lessons. Trust the journey.”
– Marcandangel

A little over 5 years ago my life took an unexpected, unplanned but exciting path.  Angove Street Collective was forming and I joined as one of the founding members.

Angove Street Collective was a trailblazer at a time when shared work spaces were a new concept and I was thrilled to be a part of it. I remember thinking that I was in the cool group for the first time in my life! Little did I know that this decision was to be pivotal in my personal and business development.

I had considered that this may be a temporary kind of ‘pop up’ situation as I was semi-retired from flowering and unsure of my direction after 18 years in business. This relationship and the support of the collective helped renew my love of flowers and retail again. Being part of an ever changing and evolving collective has taught me the value of COMMUNITY over COMPETITION and relationships over self – there is no ‘I’ in TEAM.

Now it is time to grow. As I embark on my next exciting retail adventure, thankfully on the same strip as my Angove family I would like to thank everyone who has been there for me on this journey as part of an incredible team – work friends, past members and customers. You have all played a special part, thank you.

Angove Street Collective: A reflection
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