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What I DID with 2008?

Updated on January 5, 2009


I woke up this morning to look at the beautiful sunny day, which it happened to be the last day of 2008, and I asked myself: WHAT DID I DO WITH 2008.

It was a year given to me, wow, what a great gift, and I was healthy, not taking a SICK day off, and I had my family that was healthy as well, and we had for sure some different Year, with challenges and GOAL, with planning and looking forward to achieve things., with a business to run and great friends and close relatives in the State and more close family that lives aboard in Europe, also long distance childhood friends in Australia, Canada,...meeting some family mutual friends from Romania...

I had to say this a few times and I know I will have to say it again, because life is full of surprises, "IT'S A SMALL WORLD!"

We stayed in touch,we laugh together, we vent to each other, in other words, WE LIVED Life. Someone said - they just totally dislike the saying: "Life is too short" to do this or, to get involved in this.... AND it's true, if life is short to do things - WHAT ELSE THAT YOU KNOW OF, is longer then LIFE! ....

So, I agree with my friend - Don't just say that phrase! 

Any season is a Good Season - bathrooms make over

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winter wonderlandpanoramic view or the innCherish each season!the old - historicthe new, Green and modern
winter wonderland
winter wonderland
panoramic view or the inn
panoramic view or the inn
Cherish each season!
Cherish each season!
the old - historic
the old - historic
the new, Green and modern
the new, Green and modern


Live the "NOW" you have. I never lost anyone close to my heart, in the family now for about 13 years, even so, that doesn't spot me to think about life like - THAT's all I have.

Live Life Like there is NO tomorrow. Is the NOW that counts! It's what you make of it that counts, building memory, your FOOT PRINT, the you being making things happened..

I learned this early in life, whatever you do in life, make sure is not gonna scar you for the rest of you life, your footprint should be minimal, make it -life- fun, enjoyable- there are these few things in life you can not take back:

what you say, the time you have NOW, and the OPPORTUNITY you get in life.

What do you with all those is your CALL, Choice and FUTURE! 

Have a family? - Cherish it

Have a friend? - spend time with them (her/him)

Have a job? - work the hardest at it, aim for a promotion!

Have a business? - make the best of it, go the extra mile with your services!

My LIFE is a long story, but I am not as good as writing about it. I know that my husband and I made it, by this I mean - made my life what it is,...made it from having $400. to start life in New York, N.Y. - to where I went from a short time to being on food stamps (what a shame for the society to have people on that system generation after generation), to move to a totally new place, with no car, no job, no relatives in that town, no friends, - we had God on our site - all along. To make it to build a house - was the American dream we reached, to have 2 cars, great jobs - government jobs, good pay and benefits and a vacation home, to get to the point to be able to give up a job and adventure into a business, something I never experienced.

Then I look back and see what a life I run in 2008!

It was my life - it was what I made happened, I had a very successful year, great things took place, a valuable DESIGNER MAKE OVER to the business (we are in the lodging industry), a place I like to call it's a JEWEL!

Historic marker turning SUSTAINABLE, GREEN , comfortable and extremely clean! A place you want to come and build memories for the years to come, and find a new reason to come back for more, again and again!

This is God's Beautiful country!

Looking ahead

My life is busy, we have great goals for the following year and plan on enjoying life at its fullest.

We intend to upgrade yet our establishment to have it the best in the area and become the only Boutique style.

When you come by again and again, it's true, you never know what to expect here, I love to work on my business development!

It's so much more to say, I really don't know where to begin! I have to write a new article about it. 


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Rolling hills in the Pitoresque Wisconsin

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The street signWI Hwy 12Rainbow by the street sign
The street sign
The street sign
WI Hwy 12
WI Hwy 12
Rainbow by the street sign
Rainbow by the street sign


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    • ccdursina profile image

      Carolina Dursina 9 years ago from Spring Green WI

      FunFactor, I love your hubs, they are really interesting!

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      FunFacter 9 years ago from Canada

      When i think back and remeber the year 2008 i just passed it in a rush of my exams and family matters. Hope this is relived in 2009!!

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      goldentoad 9 years ago from Free and running....

      Hope we do more in '09!