- Dec 18, 2014
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I'm the odd duck with an 8 room motel but I think the real secret is creating a life that makes you happy long term.I, too, am interested in this question. "What do we do if we decide we hate it?"
Don't get so deep in debt that the business runs you, being happy is worth more than money. Do you need 90% occupancy to be happy (and get the bills paid)? I wasn't smart enough to make all those plans when we started, just blessed that life worked out well. If I can fill my weekends most of the year and some weekday business during the seasons, I'll do okay, own the business, don't let it own you.
Physical layout, eight rooms open to a common porch with my office/apartment at one end. It works well for us, guests don't have to share our living area yet many have walked through the apartment and we can share time on the porch or sitting spots in the garden. I'm not pressured to entertain them and they don't feel required to spend time with me, yet I'm handy if needed.
I'm doing what I like, I don't plan to retire. Don't wait till retirement to be happy