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Looking at a simpler life

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My mind is saying “time is precious”. But I keep getting up and into the rat race each day, with seemingly no end to earning a living like I am now for some time to come. I’m nowhere near well off, except to poor people. And I don’t mean to minimize that at all because there are lots of poor in this country and the world. I’ll be a lot closer to poor when I retire.

You have to get your line in the water.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Hence the issue. I’ve discovered that time and doing things other than busting my balls at the job that pays the bills is something to think about strongly and aspire to.  At times I’ve worried about retirement. Would I stay sharp if I wasn’t challenging myself at a full-time job? Would I be bored without a full-time job and long commute? And most of all at what point do we cut the cord on the job that pays the bills?

Those answers are becoming clearer each day. My objective has always to be debt free when the time to retire comes. I think I’m still on a pretty good path to making that happen. Yeah its years away, but I think about it a lot. I’m in no hurry to get old. But I do hope that when the day comes to retire I have a lot more days behind that to try to enjoy.


Random Thoughts of the Day

I’m out of sync with the youth of today. Probably because I’m no longer a yute like Mr Pesci would say.

I must be getting old. I can sit and watch wildlife outside for long periods.

Its going to be a traction control off type of morning.

Had my heating system prepped for the upcoming winter season. Rumor is its going to be a tough season and I’m going with that. Not that I’m any Farmers Almanac.

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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