THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

If I could work from here it wouldn’t be work


Ever think about working at the beach. I have and I like the thought. Of course its been more like a fantasy because my better half wouldn’t like the heat. But just the opportunity to wander to the beach in the morning and watch the sunrise or to the bay-side in the evening for the sunset. I want to be this couple on the beach.

Couple looking at sunrise. Photo by Mike Hartley

Couple looking at sunrise.
Photo by Mike Hartley

The sounds of the waves all day that seem to set a different rhythm to life. The laughter of families and friends. The peace and quiet at times (except biker weekends). Who knows, maybe it’s not to late to think about, being I’m still working.

A happy birthday to my Son In-law today. I’m proud to have a good man watching over my daughter. I wish him many more and much happiness in the marriage. Thanks for including us in your day.

Got another important birthday coming up for a best friend of mine. I think we will celebrate on Sunday. It’s really important to mark these things for people. I have taken far too much for granted over my long lifetime. I don’t worry too much about what I have missed doing but just concentrate on what I can do each day now. And while I may fantasize about living at the beach its far to important to me to be near family and friends so I can see them often. And they aren’t at the beach.

Hoping it takes me a few weeks at least to come down off this vacation mode. I’m tired of the job ruining things early. Not going to let that happen. Yeah I know, brave words for someone who hasn’t been able to pull that one off in a good while. No matter I’m going to give it the old college try.

Going to stay with the exercise daily that I started while away. I’d like to continue to eat the way I have the last week but I have no intention doubling my body weight. I hope to keep shooting each day and writing more also. Maybe see if I can start to average two post a day.

Of course the time off went way to fast. And of course I failed to meet all the objectives on the “Time” post I did the other day. I didn’t duck walk or dance like a fool, but now that I check off all the other task completed, I had a pretty good week. Excuse me, I had a great week and I thank my better half and friends for it.

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.

2 thoughts on “If I could work from here it wouldn’t be work

  1. My goodness but this is a great photo! We recently returned from the ocean and I miss it.

Leave a Reply