And the prize is amazing!
Oh wow! I can't believe it! I'm overwhelmed with gratitude to win! I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me!
It's been quite a ride this past 2 years hasn't it? Being a small business owner has been ... challenging ... I have pivoted, I have revamped, I have learnt online strategies only to have the mysterious algorithm change overnight, I have taken classes, I have Zoom'd, I have done all the things. And like most of us I'm tired. You know what I haven't done? I haven't gone sailing. Which was one of the main reasons I began Sailorgirl Jewelry.
My mission with Sailorgirl Jewelry is to explore and adventure. To turn my visions into wearable works of art. To bring colour and happiness to others. There hasn't been enough adventuring in the past 2 years.
Like many others the new year brings many resolutions and much thinking. The board of directors at Sailorgirl Jewelry gave me a fantastic award and an AMAZING prize!
And the prize is...
The CSO (Chief Sailing Officer) has decided that I need to go back to the roots of this company. I have been awarded a winter away on my sailboat, the Flying Saucer!
It's short notice, I'm leaving at the end of next week, yikes! That gives me just one week to clean up my website, and pack up my house.
What does this mean for the company? Fingers crossed the summer of 2022 will bring a return of craft shows in Ontario. If they happen I'll be there. In the meantime my website remains open and my lovely assistant Becky will be shipping orders for me. I will be in contact by email as it's unlikely we will leave the waters of the USA.
Take note: I will not be able to do any custom requests until I return.
It’s the last free weekend of the rest of the year, that’s what this weekend has been for the past 16 years. It’s the weekend before the Toronto One of a Kind show, an 11 day marathon of a craft show. With 2 days to set up it’s a 13 day blitz that requires months and months of preparation. By the end of it you feel like you’ve been run over by a truck.
The sky at dawn is a cold steel blue when we pull up our anchor to leave Florida. We’ve been up for two hours already, making sure that every thing is ready. I’ve checked the list twice, made lunch and battened down everything possible. We raise anchor, hug each other for luck and point Forbidden Planet’s bow east.