It’s popular to announce your goals. Maybe it helps you stick with it. So, here we go:
Goal: Wake up early and write.
Easier said than done. Most of my friends started going to the gym in the morning. I admire them, and realize the logic behind it. I tried it, and it’s just not for me.
But, writing, especially with a cup of coffee, I think I can handle.
The challenge is that I am just not a morning person.
One of the things I was most concerned about when I left 9-5 office life to become a teacher was the early start. Everyone said I would get used to it. I never did.
Leaving the house at 7:00 in the morning was terrible. It didn’t get better. In fact, it sucked the whole time. Of course, people also say you “forget” about the pain of childbirth. Doubtful on that one too.
Despite years of waking up early to go to work, despite having a baby- I still struggle in the morning. I’m not sure if it’s a nature or nurture thing. Is my internal alarm clock faulty, or am I a product of my childhood home?
Nobody in my family gets up early, unless there is a reason. This could be in part because my father worked late hours as a musician (weddings, not rock band) and my mom waited up for him – thus we were encouraged to sleep late, so they could too.
When we spend time with my family, my husband is amazed that he is consistently the first one up in the morning. On the other hand, I’m not sure how one can define 9:00 a.m. as “late.”
I am baffled that he can spring out of bed like a Disney character, go to the gym, pay the bills, do whatever it is morning people do – all in a good mood, sometimes without the help of any caffeine.
I thought it might rub off on me, but so far, I’m still pretty bitchy in the morning.
Perhaps the writing goal will help. Wish me luck!
Any suggestions on finding time to write? How about on becoming happier in the morning?