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Always running against deadlines. My life is a deadline. Fitting that I work in an industry (Newspapers) that are dictated by deadlines. Hundreds and really thousands of them each day. Then add the deadlines in my personal life to the mix. And now I’ve said I want to do this blog daily and there is another deadline every 24 hours. And I blew that one out of the water again by missing yesterdays post. The 2nd one this month. Well hopefully the last miss this year.

You know what though, I kind of thrive on that action, but at times it can really leave you spent. Especially when deadlines are challenged by an endless list of possible issues. But don’t panic, these few brain cells have a plan to get ahead in 18 and achieve this goal.

Fill your sky with color.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Well as they say, good to get back on that horse that threw ya. Or something like that crap. So we start a new streak today. Now that we have entered the “VACATION ZONE” we may be able to get out and shoot some new content and maybe even string together some coherent thoughts here in words.

I don’t take lightly, breaking the daily streak at any time and it happens far to often, but last night I give myself a pass. I started this before I left to watch the Maryland basketball game with one of my brothers. (I don’t have any blood brothers, just a few best friends that are closer than brothers). We decided to eat when another brother who went to the game decided to join us. And then it turned into a late Thursday night that ran into Friday morning. The deadline had passed.

I could have had one out easily if I didn’t feel I had to write something. Well I worded that wrong. I love to write things but that is time-consuming. Generating all original photo content is time-consuming. Trying to do basic edits to my poor English and grammar is time-consuming. But the writing I’ve noticed is why I miss that daily post more often than not. Don’t know when I became obsessed with having to have thoughts (useless in most cases) shared here with my photos. Maybe this is telling me I need to have a better balance and focus. Sometimes less is more.

I’ve always felt that I didn’t want to just post a photo without some thought or greeting. Without and observation, without what though it inspired in me. What stream of consciousness that I could weave into words like a color palate in the sky. (how as that one?)

Anyway, my apologies for missing yesterday, I hope it was a good day for all. I had a great time with friends and now its family time. Oh yeah, let me finish decorating the tree, and last-minute shopping and oh yeah cleaning the man cave and office so relatives don’t revolt in horror when we gather here.

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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