Sleeping in, at least a couple of mornings during Spring Break sounds nice. If I stay up a little bit later than usual, I can make up for it in the morning, right? Wrong!
When I was younger, there was a true feeling of pain if I had to get up before 6:30 or 7:00. In a past job of mine that required some travel, there were times where I would have to be up by 5:00, or I would be sent out east for a few weeks of training, meaning Eastern Time, having to get up at 5:30 or 6:00 a.m. every day, OUCH! And the occasional rising super early for a morning flight, brutal! My head would hurt and there would be that weird feeling in my stomach, the kind where you can’t tell if you’re hungry, a stomach ache is coming on or the just got up way too early stomach feeling. Yes, it eventually goes away, but it would certainly torture me for a while.
Now here I am. I wake up at 5:00, or sometimes 4:30, and I can barely make myself stay in bed. I tell myself to just lie there a little longer, enjoy it; I’ll fall back asleep. Nope! Wrong, I lay there and I’m awake. There is no falling back asleep. I think I sound like I’m complaining, and I probably am a little bit. But honestly, I kind of like it. I have definitely become a morning person. I like being the first one up. I like seeing the sky go from dark to some early morning pinks and oranges. I like the quiet time to myself. This Spring Break, I’m getting up early, and I’m liking it!