I admit it.
I hate getting up in the morning.
I am just not a morning person. It takes me at least an hour for the bags under my eyes to dissipate and the cloud of morning crabbiness to lift. Every night I go to bed vowing to get up early so I can get some work done, even going so far as to beg my husband to force me out of bed when he leaves for work.
And every morning, after I wave Ben away and snuggle back under my deliciously warm blankets, I come with some excuse to not get up.
Well, Jacob was up a lot last night.
Oh, I feel a cold coming on, I better sleep it off.
The baby’s just going to wake up any minute anyways, why not catch a few more zzz’s while I can?
My aversion to all things morning-related would not be so bad if 1) I didn’t have a houseful of small children that take up my attention 100% the rest of the entire day 2) I was instead, a late-night person and could accomplish things in the evening hours.
Unfortunately, however, I am also ready to crash sometime around 10 p.m. Usually I fight that urge and write a blog post and then I’m even more tired in the morning and so the cycle continues.
I like my sleep. But I’m pretty convinced that I need to get motivated and start waking up earlier to write this book. I can’t really afford a babysitter right now and the Jake-man apparently hates napping as much as I would love it, so I can’t really count on writing during nap time. Plus, by that time of the day, I find I am so fried and frazzled that the last thing I feel like doing is sitting down and writing about the joys of motherhood. Puhlease.
If I could just drag my buns out of bed I may just be able to snatch an hour or two of peaceful, quiet time all to myself. (If that is, my kids don’t catch on to my plan and somehow subconsciously will themselves to start waking up even earlier. Which you know they will.) I dread it so much, but I’m trying to convince myself that it’s what needs to happen if I want to start walking the walk of all this talk about writing–it’s time I start actually doing it.
So here’s to getting started. I will do this. I will wake up early and be productive and chase my dream of becoming a writer.
If the baby sleeps in.
Help me guys, I’m pathetic. Any tips for advice for me to force myself through sheer will into becoming a morning person?