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Anniversary 4

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Seems like such a short time ago when I started this blog, 4 years ago today. It’s been great fun, something that I take some pride in doing and it keeps me working towards a goal I had when I was a younger man. I thank my family for allowing me this selfish pleasure. It is an inspiration to grow both personally and professionally for me. Yes, I know I’m a slow learner.

Wanted to write something inspirational for this occasion and struggled to find a start. I’m very tired and I guess that is the lesson this year. Keep plugging along because its fun, regardless of limitations. Grand ideas are fun, grand execution is better. Just having my health and the chance to take a photo or share an observation or be politically incorrect in view or expression is a great perk for me. The writing has been a big surprise. I guess its kind of an extension of how I talk too much, so my apologies for using too many words, too often. But it’s very enjoyable to learn about writing and trying to practice a better execution of it each day.

Yes I wish things could be much better and more interesting and maybe this year I get focused and organized and many IQ points smarter. Well, one can hope.

Time to get my own cranes cranking.
Photo by MIke Hartley

I have had some wonderful people pass me some comments and likes that make me feel great. Both family, friends and new friends. Thank you again.

I have been inspired and enlightened by reading many other blogs. I still beat myself up over not posting each day, but each day I do, I feel better. And those days are getting to be pretty regular. I wish I had more time to execute all the ideas I get from time to time, but I’ll take any snippet of time I can have, to try to do something special.

I had a goal of doing something daily or more when I started. Well I have 1016 post before this one so that works out to about 254 a year. I hope to improve on that average this year. Actually I have so many thoughts, I’d need all the cranes above in the photo to get them out of the water. So as always, we will continue to see what washes ashore and do our best like the tides.

Random Thoughts of the Day

I think I just stumbled on the best thing. Growing old with the one you love by your side the whole way.

There are many realities in front of us all. As they say, select wisely.

Making better use of time, an everyday goal now.

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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