Entrepreneurship

Expats for a Week

Expats for a Week

For those who have followed us on social media throughout the week, you’ll know that Maria [Rizzo] and I just returned from vacationing in Positano. However, you may not know that this is the first vacation we’ve attempted to take in a little over a year and a half.

Admittedly, I was pretty high-strung going into it. When I thought of all the emails I receive on a daily basis, the thought of it just seemed nauseating.

What would happen to my business?

What if my clients needed me and I couldn’t answer?

Have we even “earned” a vacation?

These questions floated in and around my head on a daily basis leading up to our trip. Adding to all of that, we’re on the cusp of launching a major digital marketing initiative that we’ve been working on since May, and it’s just about enough to make anyone second-guess taking time off.

But when it came time to leave our apartment, truth be told, I was completely set free. No work talk. No thinking about next moves for our company. No worrying.

But that didn’t mean I turned away work completely, which put me in the unique position of living life as an expat for a week. To get through that week without putting business to a screeching halt required a good amount of preparation.