THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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I’m blessed to be in a shelter in place mode with my better half. But we have a life of contrast now. Before this, we were both working. Now we are down to just me working (from home thankfully). While she loses track of what day it is I know exactly what day it is. Sometimes I pretend not to but I do.

I envy that because when on vacation I experience that loss of what time of day it is. And it’s great. I think that is why I look forward to retirement so much. Getting lost in time can be a wonderful thing. It reminds me of my youth.

You can spiral up or down. A lot of times its our own choice. Photo by Mike Hartley

In some ways, I’m very thankful for the schedule. The routine, the discipline, and goals. But I’m thinking I need to do a better job and be more prepared for when the day retirement comes because I want to stay busy. I want to accomplish things. I want to be motivated and challenged. Yes, I want to do that and also relax but I believe I can accomplish both those goals.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Grilling out makes me feel good. Bring on summer.
  • Aches and pains mean I need to get into better shape. So off we go.
  • Arlington National Cemetery was a very quiet and beautiful place this morning.
  • I’m so thankful for my children.
  • I can’t understand why more people aren’t up in arms about the number of people dying and doing something about it instead of just blaming China. There will be enough time for that after but I think there is a more pressing problem going on.

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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