I’m not a morning person. I never have been and I probably never will be. I don’t really function well on little to no sleep. (What on earth am I going to do when I finally get knocked up and have a real live baby??) That being said I have always been a night owl. I can quite easily stay up till midnight or early morning – as long as I don’t have to be up at sparrows fart.
That being said, as my alarm went off this morning at 04h30 am, I realised that if the desire and the need to be a sparrow fart kind of person is there, I can be that person.
When I was a kid I remember that my Dad had to bring me a cup of tea to get me out of bed for school each day and even then it was a battle of wills to get me up and going. But let me have to get up early for a hockey away game and boy was I out of bed like a shot without my tea. It was a matter of prioritie. School = not really worth the effort but hockey = so.much.fun and totally worth it.
Even when I first started working at in the hotel industry I hated those early (start at 06h00 am) morning shifts! I would work a late shift (start at 15h00 pm) anyday. But when I started running and the bug hit it was not problem for me to work a late shift (finishing at 01h00 sometimes 02h00 am) and then to get up again at 04h30 to go for a run. Priorities you see.
Now in the midst of IVF # 2 I find that the priorities are there for me to get up before sparrows fart to have scans to check my follies and lining. And it is because of those priorities that I am quite willing to get up at 04h30 am and have divine black rings under my eyes. Cos you know what? My priorites are in the right place right now.
What kind of person are you? Sparrow Fart or Night owl??