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Passion vs time


I could spend all day taking pictures or writing or carving. The reality of having a full time + job, being a father, grandfather, husband and trying to be a good friend to many just leaves precious few minutes in each day.

I’m thankful for those minutes though and the relaxation to take a breath and try to come up with something. I look forward to it each day and it helps take away the stress of the other parts of life. It helps me refocus and relax. It helps me think through problems and issues. It helps motivate me.

I find it’s got me so looking forward to many years of productivity into my senior years and retirement someday. It slows down to take the time to appreciate the relationships I have and how fortunate I am in some cases. It helps me scratch that creative itch I have.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I ate chicken noodle soup. Does that tell you how I feel?
  • Learning to interact with people is a never-ending lesson.
  • Its time to think about backup equipment.
  • Another great Maryland win tonight.

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.

3 thoughts on “Passion vs time

  1. Love your random thoughts. Was the chicken noodle soup home-made?

  2. Effective time management is the key in all areas. Without it I become out of balance, like when I overbook my activities, I become stressed. Enjoy your writings keep it coming

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