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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

Out of the shadows

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I’m starting to get in a creative and regular production cycle. I’m staying relaxed instead of stressed. It’s good to be comfortable with one self first. While that (comfort in one’s skin) is always a work in progress and will be till I pass because ones skin is always changing during life. But I’m starting to make the time, finding some ability, hopefully some good ideas, mix in a lot of hard work and then the ability to have pride in what you have done.

Getting out of the shadows. Photo by Mike Hartley

Getting out of the shadows.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m starting find some value and rewards in my work already. But much remains to do it well enough and in areas where others find value in it. While I know some family and friends look at this from time to time, it remains largely a training ground for my photography and writing.

Fireworks in nature. Photo by Mike Hartley

Fireworks in nature.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Actually I did a lot of photography this past weekend at the wedding but I don’t put much personal up about my family here. In looking back, I found one shot of my wife and I. There are 3 pictures of the children on the site, out of over 500+ post and 1000+ images. Not counting the 3 of me in the “About” page.

I love photos of my family but that is more private to me and them. Not that I’m not as proud as anyone can be of them, that is just a private part of my life and a part of My Eyez that I see. Hell I don’t even put stuff up on FB. Maybe I’ll change in the future. Only time will tell.


Random Thoughts for Friday June 24th 2016

  • Your old when you can no longer point to someone and say “that’s old.”
  • A lot of people take the fun out of driving.
  • Be careful what you use for inspiration.
  • A haircut isn’t a chore, it’s a perk.
  • I taxed this old body yesterday. Will probably tax it again today. Isn’t life great. I’ve never been so happy to do some hard work. For anyone who has been sick over a period of time, you will understand.

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.

One thought on “Out of the shadows

  1. We are so proud of you too! Thanks for the help yesterday. Love you!

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