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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

Commitment because you love it

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I made a commitment to my wife many decades ago. And we are still together despite me being far from the perfect husband. I made a commitment to help raise a family. We have 2 wonderful children who have turned into wonderful adults. I made a commitment to work in the newspaper industry for my career. I’ve been at it for 40 years this coming Feb., not counting the year or two I delivered papers in my youth. I have loved each one, so none of it was work. Well maybe a bit of it.

Putting your neck out there.  Photo by Mike Hartley

Putting your neck out there.
Photo by Mike Hartley

A few years ago I decided I thougtht I’d stick my neck out and commit to opening my own business, becoming a writer, photographer and artist after I finish my career in Newspapers. I got started last year while still working my main job. And it hasn’t been the flying start I had hoped for because there are only so many hours in a day. But the happiness in trying to create again and leave a body of work that I could be proud of is an opportunity that I couldn’t resist starting on. So I’m hitching up more horses with a renewed spirit and insight into what I’d like to accomplish in the remainder of this year.

A strong Team is needed. So I've recruited me myself and I.  Photo by Mike Hartley

A strong Team is needed. So I’ve recruited me myself and I.
Photo by Mike Hartley

And once I finish that list I hope you start to see some results.

Random Thoughts for Friday July 31st 2015

  • This had to be a great day at the beach in Ocean City. A breeze, temps in the 80’s and low humidity.
  • Quality always takes time and experience. Crap can also take a lot of time and experience.
  • So many goals. So little weekend.
  • My better half returns today. I will be whole again.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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