Mornings are sometimes my favorite part of the day. I have always been an early riser, I partly blame my type A personality for it, and my dad. I have this idea in my head that I need to rise early in order to not waste the day sleeping. Aaron is a late sleeper, he would sleep all day if I let him.
Being married and living with someone is a big adjustment. There is much less “you” and a lot more “we”. I love it. However, I am a very independent person and an introvert. Some people get their energy from being around other people, and while I love my husband, family and friends, I get my energy from being alone. I need it. If I don’t have time for myself I get stressed, which leads to cranky, which leads to mentally and emotionally exhausted. This is where mornings come in.
Mornings and I have an awesome relationship. I stumble out of bed around 7, turn on the coffee pot, and make my way to the couch. I drink my coffee, read, blog, sometimes I bake, I knit, I sketch, and the best part? I don’t feel guilty about doing any of it because there is no one else I should be giving some of my attention to. At night when I have my computer out or I am in the bedroom reading, a little guilt creeps up because I feel like I should be with Aaron, but mornings are my time.
I very rarely ever turn the TV on in the morning, because the other favorite part of my mornings is the quietness. It is rare to live in a city and hear nothing. Sometimes I hear silence, and it is amazing. During the day we here sirens and people constantly, I swear sometimes my energy can become drained sitting on the couch listening to the constant noise. So mornings are quiet and I love it.
I get the best of both worlds since Aaron is a late sleeper, I get mornings to refresh myself and then I get the rest of the day and night with him!
Are you a people person? Or do you crave alone time?