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Sunday, April 18, 2010

I'm A Morning Person

I am not ashamed to admit that I am solidly a morning person. This morning I woke up at about 6:30am, all on my own, and I've been at it ever since. Now the trade-off is that I really don't have tons of energy in the evening, and my idea of "staying up late" is midnight, but that's a reasonable trade-off I suppose.

As to why I'm I a morning person, well I'm not as sure of where that comes from. Part of me thinks that it must just be the brute force of genetics at work, as I seem to just be compelled to wake up with the sun each day. I know there could be learned aspects to this all, but I do have three brothers and to the best of my knowledge none of them share my affinity for starting the day off early (even on weekends). I do think that being a morning person comes with a certain amount of natural optimism. No, I am not claiming that non-morning people are negative, but for me waking up in the morning means two things:

  1. I get another day on this Earth.
  2. I get a chance to "make it right" today. Whatever I did yesterday is history, and I now have a chance to make it a little bit better today.
The first part is kind of morbid, I admit, but hell I am being honest here. I think you get one shot at life, so you have to make the most of every moment. It all counts, every single minute and second.

Here's to mornings, even when they are chilly and damp.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Steve,

I wake up every morning without the Alarm clock. I just wake up. The irony of it is- on mornings when I have to get up early, all I want to do is go back to sleep. On a morning where I can sleep in, I want to go back to sleep and can't!

By the way, I consider midnight quite a late night, even if it is not a work night! Usually I like to be in bed by 11:00, my goal is 10:30 but I usually don't meet it.

Father Dave Bechtel