As a small business owner, I rarely take vacations. I am always afraid I may miss out on a customer visit or request. When my close friend from high school, Lillie, asked me this past summer if I wanted to take a mini trip to Las Vegas in Jan 2012, I reluctantly said yes, secretly worrying about what I would do with my business while away.In fact, in November and December, I was already stressing about how I was going to manage the time away. This happens often with us small business owners where a day away means a day the business is left by itself, like a baby!Day one: Lillie demanded I consume a delicious Bloody Mary.Thankfully, I admit once I got on the plane to Vegas, all those worries melted away into a fog. Lillie, the constant planner, had our entire itinerary preplanned. Unlike my life in New York, I simply followed and made no decisions except during mealtimes on what my entree would be.Lillie booked a steak house, Prime, which meant my only thinking involved what type of steak.Now that I am back, I am pleased that I released those apprehensions to take a few days away from my New York City life and its worries. I gambled, ate, ate, then ate. I'm sure these are activities I can easily do in New York, but having Lillie guide my life for 3 days was simply heavenly.I made $1.25 on my $10 video poker gambling attempt Follow, eat, smile....my kind of vacation.Lillie told me to gawk at this casino/hotel. I simply obeyed.Weddings should be this easy.
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