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Kicking start to the day

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And by a kicking start, I mean I’m kicking some things to the curb. De-cluttering life so to say. This will allow for more quality of life and less stress. Well at least that is the thought. The first is TV. That has crept back into my life too much. Moderation of that nonsense is needed. The next item was that Facebook. Getting a little tired of the hostility. Used to check for family and friends who are far away and still do but it can be a mine field that is getting more difficult to navigate through.

Wishing it was out now.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Reading news is another one that is going to take a hit. Not that I’m tuning out. In fact I’m going to try to tune into more factual stories on issues and possible solutions. Ones that educate me. Ones that for the best possible ways that I can determine that are truthful and come from experts in those fields. I’m not going to obsess about being up to the minute up to date on the latest tragedy. Not that I won’t pay attention, it just doesn’t need to be constant. It’s too draining.

The couch is my enemy. I spend enough time sitting at computers for work and enjoyment. I don’t need to be on the couch also. So that has inspired the thought that maybe I’ll try to get into shape over the winter that way when March rolls around and I look at the gut and say I got two months before beach season starts and I lose this or people will try to roll me into the water constantly. And I never lose it, so whale rescue is always following me around the beach. So maybe starting this effort in October will help.

Random Thoughts

Here I was thinking I was so busy when I was being selfish and lazy.

I’ve got some friends I’ve got to get back to.

I’m still in shorts today, but its going to be brisk going for that haircut.

I got a flu shot. I don’t know if it will work. I don’t know if it will make me sick. I don’t know any side effects from them. But they say older people should get it. I’ve gone years without it and not got the flu. But I can listen to doctors and my wife’s advice.

I’ve been blessed with some very special times and very special people at a number of very special places to work. Not everyone can say that.

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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