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Endings and beginnings

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Feeling like I had a productive day yesterday given I wasn’t feeling 100%. I would like to have gotten more yard work completed but that wasn’t in the energy reserves. I’m just glad to have made it to the end of one day and the beginning of another. Despite other things going poorly, I’m really enjoying life.

I missed last night’s sunset. Photo by Mike Hartley

I ramble on about retirement here and there. And I see that as an ending and a beginning. Stepping out of one career into a few others. My chance to become the artist I thought I would be as a youth.

A chance to end some poor health ways and correct my rest and eating issues. I’m not heavy, I just eat the wrong things.

It will also be the beginning of some travels. We haven’t had a ton of disposable funds in the past and now we will have the time and hopefully the money.

It will end the drama of the job and take away those pressures to respond and of course free up about 50 hours a week. Yeah, I cut back from the 60-70 hour weeks I used to put in.

I’m wondering if I retire before my best friends if that will influence them on when to hang up the title.

We are looking at my kind of weather today, the mid-80s and sunny. I just love getting outside and start working on the summer tan while getting some outdoor time. We have company coming so I might have to be social for a bit but I hope to wash the vehicles and work on cleaning the deck as well as continue the tree trimming in the next few days.

A toast to a great today. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • When you watch the body cam footage of these active shooter situations you realize police are vastly underpaid and underappreciated.
  • I guess Subway Sub Shop is going all in with the amount of advertising they are doing this year. My bet is it won’t work.
  • Feeling very alone in the world.
  • What a day.

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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