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Caught me

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The last few days I’ve caught myself getting out of sorts and letting some unhealthy ways creep back into daily life. Things like not sleeping enough, pushing the body and mind too hard and allowing the small stuff to really affect my attitude negatively.

Things like poor drivers really pissing me off. Or letting the job that pays the bills to get to me. Or just being physically sore from not resting properly or pushing a body that doesn’t like to be pushed as hard as it did at 40 years old. Letting unimportant small things build up to pressure that really isn’t there. And of course, the drive to constantly do more just from within.

Reflection of tree in a pond along Triadelphia Mill Road.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Today I’m remembering to slow down before I put myself in an early grave or jump in a pond. Thinking about what is important and thinking about a response before that hair-trigger mind of mine goes off half-cocked.

So I’m trying to regroup. I’m trying to relax and trying to get some rest. Because if I don’t it’s not good for me or those around me.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Despite the clouds, it was a top-down day in the car.
  • I’m within a half-pound of 200. The anticipation of seeing a number under that when I step on a scale is off the chart.
  • Why am I hearing about snow in the weather forecast for parts of the country?
  • I’m trying to do something significate for someone else each day.

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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