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Starting again

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So glad to have my power on again after a 34-hour outage from Thursday evening to Saturday morning. Also just starting to feel human again after this illness set me back for the last 11 days. I’m still not near 100% but going in the right direction. Now I have to watch myself and not push it and end up on my back again. A common mistake I’ve made a few times in my life.

Fire from down power lines behind my home.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Well, I blinked and woke up in November. My how fast life passes along. This reminds me to get on my horse and accomplish as much as possible each day.

Opportunities are there for us each day to take advantage of or let pass by. Today’s opportunities are creating space to create new work. I’m a bit of a packrat and I’m purging. And by clearing space I don’t just mean physical space. I mean clearing time also. Time spent on useless activities, time spent worrying, time spent choosing the wrong activity or interest, time spent helping the wrong things or the wrong people. Today I begin moving on.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Perspective change is always something to pay attention to after you have been under the weather for a while.
  • I missed seeing the fall season this year. Bummer.
  • I miss seeing my granddaughter so much.
  • I’ve got to give someone some tough news tomorrow. It’s no longer healthy for me to continue to support someone who won’t make an effort to support themselves.

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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