I Don’t Do Mornings


When I turned 16, my dad bought me a t-shirt with Garfield on the front. He rarely picked out my gifts, much less clothing, so it was kind of a big deal. I loved the opinionated orange cat. (Hmm. Maybe that’s why I put one in LOVE’S SILVER LINING?) This particular shirt proclaimed I DON’T DO MORNINGS.

You see, I came into the world at 11:47 p.m. and have been a night owl ever since. No matter how old I get, I have a habit of fighting sleep like a toddler at nap time. Most of the sunrises I’ve seen have been because I never went to sleep the night before.garfield i don't do mornings

A lot of my friends, however, are morning people. When they ask if we can do breakfast, I often negotiate for brunch instead.

After everyone else goes to bed, the house is quiet. The only sounds are the fan (or heater, depending on the season) and canine snoring (and sometimes hubby’s snoring). I can listen to music through my headphones and write until I can’t hold my eyes open without interruption or distraction.

So what about you? Are you an early bird or a night owl? And how do you manage to cope with friends with opposite schedules?


9 Replies to “I Don’t Do Mornings”

  1. Becky, we must be kindred spirits. I’m not sure if any of the sunrises I have seen are because I woke up in time to see them. I consider midnight early as in, “I don’t know why I am so tired today, I went to bed early just around midnight.”

  2. I’m a little bit if both. I don’t like to wake up, but once I do, I like to get things done. It is also when my energy is at its peak. However, sometimes, I get the urge to write at night or can’t sleep, so instead of wasting time griping in my head that I can’t fall asleep, I get up and write 😁

    1. This morning I woke up at 6 AM and decided I would try to see what working in the morning was like. After about an hour the dog, who scowled at me the entire time, and I went back to bed for a morning nap. It just didn’t work out. I often take a notebook to bed with me and write past my bedtime. It works as long as I can read my handwriting.

    1. I totally hear you! Before mine retired, he was a career firefighter. He was up at 4 AM and out the door less than an hour later. He’s also the responsible one while I lean toward mischief and fun. There’s never a dull moment around here. (And no, he totally doesn’t get my night owl-ish-ness, either.)

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