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Feeling challenged

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I awoke this morning feeling challenged. In a good way that is. I’m going to squeeze as much productivity and fun in between these hours as I can. Even though “these hours” are limited to a very few, maybe just one.

It’s an interesting feeling when you have so much energy and ideas flowing. And then taking action on that feeling. I see a great summer ahead despite the chaos that surrounds us. At least I hope to make my own island a little better place to live.

Staircase of life. Photo by Mike Hartley

I have to keep stringing lots of little successes together. That gives a good feeling along the way and when you see the culmination of those things added together resulting in a finished product. That is why I got back to making some more prints today in those few precious minutes. I’m close to finishing a project that I’ve been on for a while.

But that is OK, every endeavor is like a set of stairs. They come in all sizes and lengths and shapes. They are all worth ascending because the reward is an accomplishment.

And being I charged the batteries up today I should do some shooting tomorrow. Then again running up those stairs and sliding down that banister looks like a good way to burn some time.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I never imagined picking up Legos in my mid-60s would be fun.
  • I never imagined Legos would come in so many shapes and sizes.
  • I never imagined finding Legos in my sneakers.
  • I never imagined the child’s joy at playing Godzilla while walking through my freshly constructed Lego town.
  • Legos can be hidden everywhere.
  • Legos – proof a child’s mind needs to use their hands for something other than a screen or keypad or controller.

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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