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Unlock your abilities

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As you can see my lock is rather rusted. Probably because I didn’t touch it for far to long. I even wondered in the beginning if I was going to be able to get it open. Even before I thought about trying to open it, thoughts about why even attempt it at this age. For my opportunity to maybe make a career out of my interest must have passed by now.

Unlock your abilities. Photo by Mike Hartley

Unlock your abilities.
Photo by Mike Hartley

In some ways I’m still conflicted by it. When I was young, I let the wonderful work of others intimidate me and when I couldn’t produce something better in the beginning I got discouraged. In other words I didn’t feel like I could compete at that level and make a living at it. So I gave up.

And while I did go into this to give myself some challenges and do things I enjoy doing at the same time, when retired to keep me very active and thinking. But I have always been wondering, can I actually start to generate an income from it someday?

Then I saw this quote from a blog I follow called Pi Photography and Fine Art.

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
― George Eliot

What a brilliant thing to come across now. True inspiration for a semi young old man.


  • randomthoughtsWell, welcome to October. I must have had a really good September because it really flew by.
  • I’ve been recharged because I’ve seen my children this past week.
  • Some days I’m good at overcoming how I feel. Other days not so good. I have to improve my batting average.
  • These last two days have reminded me that its time to change the wardrobe soon.
  • I got a text from my body this morning. It said take my ass to Florida.

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 “Unlock your abilities

  1. Very curious as to what tools or implements you have locked away behind that rusted Master lock!

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