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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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Got in a little late last night. I had about 20 minutes to put together a post to make the daily deadline I imposed on myself. I sat for a few minutes, picked up one I started in the morning and trashed that. Then I started two different ones and I asked myself what was I doing. Not that any of these finished posts are nuggets of gold, I just don’t want to throw something up for the sake of putting something up. I want it to feel easy and natural.

Find your way.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Yes, most of my posts are hastily gathered and created. That is probably very evident. And that worries me that I’m not giving it my best. I do it as often as I can to build it into the habit of writing and photography as often as I can.

I also want to never look at this as work. Its a hobby I like very much and I will not let a self-imposed schedule muck up that feeling that I’m doing something for myself for the enjoyment of it.

In one way not keeping to my daily goal is very dangerous for me. Once I start sliding on any commitment it usually doesn’t take long to slack more often. So to counter that I’ll try to maybe do a little extra this weekend. It beats worrying and complaining about what I didn’t get done.

There is only so much time. Deciding on how to spend it is always a good thing to review.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • It’s so easy to see the innocence in children, why is it so difficult to see it in adults.
  • Advice for the next few days. – Get outside.
  • I’m going to see if I can beat the roosters that crow behind my house to the punch tomorrow. Always good to get an early start.
  • If you’re more worried about what you can do for people instead of what people owe or can do for you, then you’re living right.

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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