Alegna Soap Business Soaps Taking a Vacation While Running a Business

Taking a Vacation While Running a Business

By Angela Carillo on Monday, August, 28th, 2017 in Business, Soaps.


taking a vacation while running a business


Taking a vacation while running a business is not an easy feat, but Brian and I needed to take one. We hadn’t spent much time together this summer, I worked nights the summer session at Farmingdale College and he worked days at his job at Vengo. We decided to drive out east on Long Island and stay in a Bed and Breakfast.  My son recommended Ruby’s Cove in Greenport.  He and his wife loved the place and so did we.  I brought Donna, the owner, some soaps and if it were possible, her smile got even brighter. The house has a long, beautiful wraparound porch and we spent time curled up in the chairs, reading the books we brought.


Ruby's Cove Front Porch


Greenport is a cute town almost at the end of the North Fork of Long Island. We spent some time walking around by the water and going into all the small shops on Main Street. Then it happened.  We walked past Lydia’s Antiques. I had to go in.



Brian had enough of shops and sat on a bench to wait for me.  I found a bucket of old blocks, dumped them out on the floor and started searching for the right letters. I had some problems finding an “L” and an “E” but finally, I was finished. A new display for my table.


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So taking a vacation while running a business is impossible for me.  I’m always thinking about it. And it seemed taking time away from the everyday tasks I needed to do allowed me to be creative and develop even more ideas.  I’m grateful that Brian understands and is happy to sit on benches to wait for me.

On the way home we stopped a farm strand to pick up goat milk (for soap, of course. Once again thinking of the business).

What are you grateful for this week?


Yours in Gratitude,


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6 responses to “Taking a Vacation While Running a Business”

  1. I am happy that you were able to get away, it sounds like a much needed relaxing trip.

  2. Arien Smith says:

    Such a great blog! I too am the type who can rarely detach from my business, but I have had the occasional time where I can. Staying really present during vacations has been helpful–as has practicing regular mindfulness!

    • Arien I’ve been trying to practice mindfulness for a while now. Some days I’m better than others. I know I need to set aside a time each day so it becomes a habit. What I do now is take a deep breath and think of one thing I’m grateful for that’s right in front of me whenever I think of it. I figure it’s a start. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Janie says:

    Those chairs you were able to curl up in looked mighty inviting. We’re going on vacation in late November after our craft fairs are done. I’m so tired right now that I hope I can make it that long!

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