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Things change

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I guess things changing is a good thing for the most part. Which means constant learning and challenges. Trouble is that leads to stress and if your not an adaptive person and like consistency then days can be tough.

I’m not sure but it seems to be a trait amongst older people that change is harder to accept. I can feel that tolerance to change is less in myself. Or maybe it’s just being able to deal with less of it at the same time?

Maybe it’s hearing the “new plan” for productivity improvement at the job that is a variation on the same theme that you have seen come and go several times over the past decades just with a new title and catchphrases and a bunch of rah-rah cheerleaders describing it’s wonderful possibilities. Yes, that magic wears off after a while.

Maybe it’s your community developing and becoming more choked with people and cars. Maybe it’s just new neighbors with a rooster. Maybe because its the house you bought and raised children isn’t as full as it once was except on occasions.

EC Railroad Museum
Photo by Mike Hartley

Maybe you don’t deal well with the change of seasons like I struggle with. Thinking about snow like above sends chills and pain up my spine. Or is it the change of attitude of the nation that has changed where we have difficulty even talking to each other.

Has our trust in each other changed so and can it ever be regained? I have several friends in the middle of job transitions. That change scares the hell out of me. Especially at this time in my life, I would struggle with that change.

And something I need to change but seem to have no luck with is my eating habits. No, I’m far from the worst case, but bad habits over time will take their toll. I’ve got to find another beverage to replace a few of the Cokes I drink per day.

I fear the change in my senior year’s presents, but I’m also looking forward to the change in work status and new opportunities. I hope those years allow me to relax not be on edge as much.

Well, the day is getting ready to change. And it’s to a significant date of 9/11. Yeah, that one. But always my first thought of 9/11 is that it’s my mother’s birthday. I miss her and still struggle to this day with that change in my life.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Please pause a few minutes tomorrow to remember and respect the fallen. Thank you.
  • The frequency of close calls and accidents I see on the highway is drastically increasing. I can’t wait till I don’t have to drive at peak times.
  • It’s nice to miss your better half when your not together. It’s even nicer when they miss you also.
  • I don’t worry about my health because I’ve already had a lifetime of worry about it already.
  • Wow, he never fails to surprise me. He’s said I’m the enemy of the American people because I work for a media organization he doesn’t like. He’s said I’m not patriotic even though I go to visit my parents buried in Arlington National Cemetery often. And now he says that I’m a person of little faith a few days before my granddaughter’s baptism. I’ve never met this man but boy would I like a PERSONAL Introduction to set his ass straight.

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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