Early Bird Update

Well, it looks like my experiment with getting up earlier and trying to train myself to be a “morning person” was a big bust. It just isn’t going to happen right now. I got up 1 1/2 to 2 hours earlier than usual every day for a whole week, and for a few days in a row while we had Zoey, and I just didn’t get those feelings that morning people report about being up early – enjoying the sunrise, the peaceful feeling of being awake before everyone else, being able to get things done, etc. I could barely open my eyes to even see the sunrise, I felt more grumpy than peaceful, and I was so lethargic that I couldn’t get anything done. Not only that, but it was hard for me to get anything accomplished during the day, too. I think I just naturally prefer evenings/nighttime because that’s when I get those peaceful/get things done feelings. And sleeping in makes me so deliciously happy. So, I’ve decided that I’m not a morning person, and in the words of my brilliant sister, “It’s like trying to talk me into being Chinese or six feet tall or being Quaker. I’m not.”

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  • willj - hahaha –

    I love this post Susan ! I know EXACTLY how you feel.


  • Kim - Too funny…I love how you describe sleeping in…”deliciously happy”…what a perfect description. I feel the exact same way! 😉ReplyCancel

  • mom - Unfortunately you probably just inherited the “not an early bird” gene. I have never overcome it either. :>)ReplyCancel

  • Eileen Broderick - Hee, hee! (Somehow I imagine your Grumpy is still awfully nice!)ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Reed - I am right there with you- I have such grand intentions of starting the day at the crack of dawn, but just end up bitter and angry. 🙂 I’m a sleeper-inner at heart.

    I think early mornings squash my creativity. So really, I’m doing myself and my clients a favor by sleeping in. 😉ReplyCancel