The smell of flowers used to remind me of funerals...but until college when I needed a summer job.
While I was working on my double portfolio (illustration/ graphic design), I also worked full time at a flower store. It started out as a summer job, then turned into a manager position. Without any formal training, I was arranging flowers for weddings, first dates, funerals...you name it. Imagine that.
Eventually, the portfolio won and I had to leave my beloved flower store to pursue other dreams.