I used to think I would never become a morning person. Actually, I used to be one back in Junior High school. College changed all of that for me. Late nights cramming or playing hands of ‘Rook’ would keep me going until the wee hours of the morning.
Late nights seemed productive for me over the years and, certainly, a great deal of work was done while everyone else in my house was sleeping. As in all good things, however, there came a time when I needed to change and so, I decided to become a morning person.
The transition was not as difficult as I had convinced myself that it would be over the years. It began with a trip to Finland and the jet lag challenge that comes with returning home. Instead of fighting it, however, I chose to go with it and I crashed in bed, first thing. Waking up at 4 am I got up, dressed for the gym and started the routine that has continued to today, more than 3 years later.
Now Pam is the night owl and I’m ready for bed by 9:30 in the evening. She gets to greet the kids when they come home at night…come to think of it, being a morning person does have its advantages.