Vacation blues

I can’t remember the last real vacation I’ve taken (as in going –away-for-at-least-a week-with-no-work looming over my head vacation.) I envy my FOF sister, Shelley, because she and Rusty take extended cruises to fascinating places like Southeast Asia and around South America (although they did experience the earthquake in Chile a few months ago.) And other FOF sister, Heidi, manages to take a week’s vacation without bringing her desk with her.

I do take mini trips: Three days to St. Petersburg, FL, when David enters a swimming race; three days to Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean during Christmas; four days in Paris (with ex-husband, Douglas, and our son, Colby).  You get the point.  By the time we get settled, it’s time to go home. To make matters worse, I keep my Blackberry by my side at all times (except when I’m in the pool.) I’m e-mailing, taking and making phone calls, blogging and writing proposals.

It’s not easy being an entrepreneur.  It’s challenging, stimulating and often loads of fun.  But no one is guaranteeing me a paycheck at the end of the week. So maybe I’m afraid that if I turn my back on my business for a little R&R, my business will take an extended vacation, too. Get the idea?

I’ve got to think of a better way. Any ideas?

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4 Responses to “Vacation blues”

  1. Roofrack Acceccories says:

    I am also Agreed!! what you have said in this blog.

  2. lina says:

    Just pick a week and go. We’ll take care of the office 😉

    • Sara says:

      Agreed 🙂

  3. Heather Chapple says:

    Put your finger in a bucket of water and see what kind of hole is left when you remove it…hehehe…usually if one takes a week you do 2x as much work ahead and 2x as much work after!
    A week to refresh and smell the roses sounds like it might be work in itself for you Geri….
    just do it you have a great team and really in the scheme of things if you start small with a ten day…pick a long weekend either end you really will not miss much, I know easier said then done but think of how good you will feel and refreshed it’s a tonic that may help inspire the business not create any more problems!


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