Monday, July 7, 2014

SALE // JOURNEY Road Trip Sale!!!


When you are self employed, as some of you may know, you are working all the time. There is no punching out for the day and leaving it all behind. Your work is your life and finding a balance is an ongoing battle. 

This year, for the first time in as long as I can remember, I took a real vacation. A vacation that didn't involve a tent or bringing my work with me. 

For the first time ever, since starting my business back in 2008, I set my email to auto respond with a vacation notice. 

For the very first time in 6 years, I resisted the urge to do any work... well besides knitting. 

And I realized something. My world didn't fall apart. Nobody got mad at me for not responding to their email right away. All of the work I'd left behind was waiting patiently for me when I got back. It made me realize something -- I need to carve out a small window of time, each year, for a little vacation time.  

Shannon takes time off as infrequently as I do -- and today? Well it's the first full day of her well-deserved, sun-and-sand, get-out-of-town-for-a-real-vacation, holiday!

In honour of these rare occasions we are celebrating the spirit of vacation and road tripping with a fun summer sale!!!

Now until the end of the week, enjoy 20% off all of the patterns from JOURNEY as well as the eBook!!!

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ROAD TRIP SALE!!!

20% off 
Any JOURNEY pattern or eBook 
July 7th - July 13th

Simply use the coupon code "roadtrip" at check out on Ravelry!

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What about you? Are you getting away this summer? 

5 comments:

  1. OOoh. I love this, and boy can I relate! I've got a bit of away time coming up, but setting my email to auto-respond with a vacation mode is something I've never tried... sounds so freeing!

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    1. Tanis I bet you can relate!! And I highly recommend setting up the auto-respond!!! If pressing emails come in you can always take care of them if you need to -- just knowing everyone is receiving a heads up that you are out of the office for the week takes so much of the pressure and stress away.

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  2. I can totally relate!! For the first time in my adult life I did the same thing this year, and was very surprised to find the world didn't explode, no one self combusted, and my clients were still there when I got back LOL. And frankly, if they weren't I probably would have decided it was worth it anyway, because you really can't be 100% at what you do unless you take time for yourself, especially if you are creative :) Well done, and well deserved - you are awesome! :)

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    1. It's so true isn't it! We can't be the best at what we do unless we take time away for ourselves. Good for you for realizing it as well -- we are worth it!

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