The early bird catches the worm.

February 6, 2015

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I’ve always been an early bird and a fan of getting things done early. Even when I was a child, I’d wake my mother at 5:00 am to read me stories. (Morning stories I guess, since you couldn’t call them bedtime stories!) The best thing that ever happened to my mother was when I learned to read. Then I could entertain myself during the wee hours of the morning without disturbing her. I would arouse at 5:00 or 5:30 am and read by myself for 2 hours, then have breakfast with my parents when they woke up. (I’m an only child and have always loved my own solitude.)

All through my teenage years, I hated staying up late, never needed a curfew and thrived on the peace of the early morning stillness. Even now, I see the early bird lifestyle firmly rooting itself in my life. I naturally get up early (I never use an alarm clock), I exercise in the early morning and get most of my work done all before lunchtime. (Okay so it’s usually not all before lunchtime. More like dinnertime. I don’t like working after dinner.) Case in point: I am currently writing this blog post at 5:50 on Thursday morning.

Although my early bird tendencies put me at odd with my peers all through middle school and high school, you know what? I like being an early bird. I like starting and ending my day early. I wear a million hats and have a hectic schedule that requires careful planning. People often ask me how I get it all done. And sometimes I don’t know how I manage to get it all done. But I can tell you this much: I don’t think I’d be as organized if I wasn’t an early bird. That’s just me.

I know tons of people who are very organized and work best at night, but it’s just not for me. What about you? Are you an early bird or a night owl? Are you quick to get work done or do you tend to procrastinate?

(Photograph of June Letters Studio via my Instagram)

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  • I actually really wish I were a morning bird by nature – You end up getting so much more accomplished – but I am trying my best to sort of re-train myself and become a bit of a morning person but still keep the night owl in me as well 🙂

    Rae | love from berlin

  • I was an early bird all my life, and I’m also an only child! I could never stay up as late as my college friends did. But now that I have a 2.5 year old, I’m so tired all the time that I usually end up sleeping until she wakes up around 7 or 8. I miss my early writing and getting things done.

    • Yay for early birds! Maybe it’s a trait of only children? I’m sure once your daughter gets older, you’ll be able to get your old schedule back. PS. Getting up at 7 or 8 in the morning is still early for lots of people. 🙂

  • I wish I was a morning bird like you, my parents never really gave me a curfew while growing up lol!

    Because of that I am a night owl, heck! maybe that’s why i like collecting anything with owls on it hahaha



  • early mornings are the best time of day!
    xx nikki

  • Early bird by choice, night owl when I need to get loads of school work done. I seem to be the only one awake @ 7am on weekends (l live on a college campus which says a lot). 🙂

    • Yes sometimes work piles up and you just need to get it done at night. That happens to me too. 7 am is a perfect time to get up on the weekend in my books. 🙂

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