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A good feeling

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I wonder if that good feeling I get on the first day of a weekend will happen every day when I retire? I’ve already noticed my better half just went into another mode and her job was replaced by covid adjustments, child care, and deaths in the family the last few years. Those are full-time jobs in themselves and the child care one we just love but she hasn’t really had time to enjoy retirement yet I feel. And I hope to change that for her in the future.

Calm mornings are the best. Photo by Mike Hartley

In some sense, I might be building retirement up too much. And retirement might be the wrong word to use for me. I’m just looking forward to having the time to pursue my hobbies and spend time with family and friends having fun. Some might look at what I plan to do like a lot of work but not me. Hell, I couldn’t complete half the ideas I have today and more are sure to come tomorrow. But I’m starting to get to work on them and a head start going into the second career can’t hurt.

Yes, you might find my ass in a hammock some days but for the most part, I’m hoping to use a ton of energy I expend now on the job that pays the bills in the above pursuits. One thing I won’t lose now though is that excitement about the thought of it. And the closer it gets the more excited I get.

The more time I work on projects the better I feel. And I hope to feel good this weekend about progress. So let me get to the Dremel tool and create some sawdust.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • A friend was talking about his next car and thinking of a hybred or maybe all electric. I sat silently and thought to myself thank God that combustion engines and stick shifts will be around the rest of my lifetime. I might have to get a used one but I don’t care,
  • Those mild temps lured me out of the house today, but I came home in the evening and was reminded its still winter.
  • Watching my Terps Mens Basketball team this year hasn’t been the usual joy it provided in the past, but I’ll continue to support them and hope for better days. People need to remember these are kids in school.
  • They say find a nitch when doing a blog. My nitch is what itch I feel today.

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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