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?