Thanks so much for being here! Im Ali, and this is my dream job. I don't call it that because I always dreamed of being a florist. (I actually wanted to be a vet, and then a Spanish teacher when I was growing up.) I call it that because this feels like a dream. I can't believe I get to do what I love and call it work. You know that phrase "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life"? yeah, that. 100% that. I love flowers, I love making things, I love working with my hands. I love taking care of something and watching it bloom, whether its my friends kids, my actual pack of dogs (its true, I got a lot of them) or finicky flowers that need babied in order to be their best. But most of all, I love the connections that this "job" has helped me create with folks from all walks of life. I continue to meet the best people I know because of flowers, and that's pretty freakin' rad.
a few other things about me
I am extremely passionate about animals/animal welfare. I have 2 dogs and 1 cat of my own, and I volunteer at local shelters and rescues whenever possible.
I'm an anime nerd! I got hooked on Dragon Ball Z as a kid and never stopped! Demon Slayer, Attack On Titan, and My Hero Academia are current favorites
I love music! I can appreciate all kinds of it, but I lean into the alternative/punk rock genre most often. It was never a phase!!! Another nod to the biz name, too
I will drink an iced coffee even if it is -2 degrees outside
Sad? The Office. Happy? The Office. Need something to fall asleep to? The Office. Having an existential crisis? The Office.
My two favorite podcasts are Crime Junkie and Something Was Wrong
Alt Charm is permanently MOVING to Chicago November 2023!!!!!