THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

Permanent Vacation

Leave a comment

To borrow the title of an old Aerosmith album “Permanent Vacation” that is what I feel like some of this country may be on. Only this one wasn’t chosen by the vacationers. And nor will it be a paid vacation.

I’m sure a small business I started back in the ’90s would have been wiped out with this event. And looking back now, getting under a much larger company umbrella will take me to the end of my career in newspapers. But that end date is no longer any certainty because even big businesses will be affected.

Photo by Mike Hartley

So I’ve started to take my finances a little more seriously and doing another evaluation of what changes and what we should do to react to it. So I’m spending time getting financial information and I’m going to meet with someone soon again. I don’t mean to give the impression I’ve been careless or haven’t spent enough time planning but things had been going fairly smoothly and being I’m near retirement age my investments were very conservative because I never felt like it was safe with this administration.

Photo by Mike Hartley

So here’s to some planning and preparation. I believe there is a saying that goes, “if you don’t pay attention to your money it will soon go away.”

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • It’s National Nurses Day. What a better year to celebrate and honor those wonderful people. Saw an organization called Frontline Feast that I’m going to donate to show my appreciation that gives meals to those on the front lines at some local hospitals that have helped me.

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.

Leave a Reply