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The beginning

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I like thinking of every day as a beginning. I don’t know what that beginning is someday’s, but its always a beginning. Today happens to be the beginning of my weekend. And you know I love me some weekends. I almost feel like a different person at times.

It used to be a lot more seamless. I had a lot of friends on and off the job. I still have a lot off the job but way less and shorter-term ones than most of my history professionally on the job.

Park your car, put your feet up or climb in a hammock.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I’ve had a lot of new beginnings this year. Even though the retirement is years off the countdown has begun. It’s just something fun I do for myself. I’m beginning to learn about being a grandparent. It’s coming up on a year since I tried to start posting daily so the beginning foundation has been finally laid. The habit is in place. The enjoyment of trying to accomplish something. Maybe that is my beginning to my chosen career in retirement.

Recently I’m beginning to get the camera in my hands and learn that tool better. I’m going to begin a carving project this weekend. And now it’s late and I’m beginning to get tired. So I will have to finish up this thought tomorrow.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I was thinking, but then I got paranoid that someone might catch me and went back to playing dumb ass.
  • I get my exercise by charging my better half’s FitBit.
  • Nothing like a convertible on a hot summer evening.
  • I think I lost a few pounds working outside today. A fine balance of getting something done and avoiding heat stroke at the same time.

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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