THREW Mikes EyEz

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I’m trying to keep up. Professional and personal obligations while feeling well less than 100%. And for the most part, I do but it’s taking a toll and I think I’m going to need to take a break from both for a bit and just concentrate on my health for a change of pace.

I know lots of people that prioritize many other things over health and I may be one of them but at this age, it’s not a wise move and I need to change my mindset before it causes more issues. I’ve lost count of the number of days I’ve worked sick in my lifetime, it’s well into the hundreds.

Round and round we go. Photo by Mike Hartley

And by sick, I’m not talking about minor issues but working with real full-blown issues. I put in two days this past week that I should have taken sick time but I was working alone so there was no backup. Yeah, I know, that isn’t my problem but I’ve had this strange dedication to the job that is a bit warped.

So if I’m not better this week I’m going to take a day or two. I need to kick this infection or whatever is that has me very weak. Sort of like the empty ferris wheel above. It might go round and round but it lacking something. People enjoying it are missing and while I’m going round and round I’m not able to enjoy it as much as if I had my health.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • A child’s joy is infectious.
  • Those predicted winds were a lot less in reality. And I have no problem with that.
  • Sleep is good for healing. Now if I can just sleep for more than a few hours at a time I might get better.
  • The more I see and hear things associated with pro sports the less interested in them I am. Especially the gambling links now where money has overridden ethics.

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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