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A Newbie’s Guide to Working From Home

This past April, I graduated from one of Canada’s “finest” institutions. Where did I think my career would take me after? Well, truly I had no idea. Being a  freshly graduated twenty two year old, I understood that I craved stability, but required a profession with creativity. My own sanity relied on this. Luckily, I landed a pretty sweet gig working freelance for a KICKASS digital agency.

Being a freelancer really means that I have no stability. The freedom to sleep in and and work in my underwear brings me much joy. As our parents told us, with great freedom, comes even greater responsibility. Not working in a solid work environment can definitely put a damper on your productivity levels. So, how do I manage? Well, here are my tips as a newbie on how to work from home.

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You + The Flight Pack = 100%

We launched. And we funded. 100%.

I’m eternally grateful. It feels pretty surreal to know that less than an week into our Kickstarter campaign, we’ve hit our (initial) goal of $6,500 CAD. I’m so excited to share that The Flight Pack crowdfunding is only 5 days in, and hit goal on Sunday, August 6th.  But, we’re far from the mission being completed, and the hustle to deliver has begin.

I wanted to price the pack at a lower point for those who were First Movers, the early adapters that want to take minimal packing for a test flight. For the fellow dreamers, creators, and global citizens. The biggest lesson of launching this project? Aim extremely high. Then aim higher.

We’re still gunning hard to share the message of The Flight Pack with anyone and everyone that loves to travel lighter and smarter. If you haven’t taken the time to check out the Kickstarter, please consider backing the project. If you’ve already pledged / claimed a package, you’re amazing and please send it off to any globetrotting friends/fam you have.

As for me + team’s next steps? Figuring out how to get this product to you, early backers, and see all the ways you use it. I’m ecstatic to see where we all head next.

So Much Love,

Gloria Chik / @ROGUESTORIES

The Flight Pack by ROGUE STORIES

Hudson’s Bay Grand Portage and Canada 150

 

Photography by @jeffstiggs, assisted by Chetna Suri

While the big day has come and gone, we can’t forget there’s a whole year ahead for us to celebrate the bright red and white. There’s something to be said about the way that our country screams patriotically when summer swings around. I can’t help but soak in all the things that make us, us, and how we can continue to treasure our culture. I still fondly remember moving back from New York to Toronto, but first taking a swing around so many provinces and places, meeting people and seeing things that floored me. Rockies? Banff? Vancouver? Halifax? Too, too good.

What better way to celebrate the milestone, than to cozy up in an Hudson’s Bay sweater from their Grand Portage Collection. Hint. The answer is no better way.

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