I am joining Five Minute Friday over at Heading Home and oh, how I’ve missed you. I’ve missed writing, but more than that, I’ve missed reading! This week, I discovered that Kaitlyn Bouchillon’s new books is out and there is a fun contest to celebrate! I am looking forward to reading the posts from this week as well. It is good to be back!
This week’s prompt is an interesting one: Morning. So, here goes:
Morning to me is a time of peace, but also anxiety.
I often wake up around 4:30 a.m. for no real good reason and can’t go back to sleep. I will usually attempt to go back to sleep and sometimes I can, but other times, by 5:15 a.m. or so, if I am not back asleep, I get up. My house is peaceful in the morning. The dog stays in bed. My DD and DH are in bed. Even the cat isn’t very active. I can make a pot of coffee and enjoy the still. Or, I can turn on the news and actually watch it without interruption. Or, I can do some house chores at a leisurely pace while coffee brews and no one else is making a mess to counteract the chore I’m completing. But, sometimes, my inner environment is not so peaceful.
Mornings are also a time for realizing all the things I have not done that should have been done the day before. And although the morning is a good time for getting things done, I start off the day under a cloud of anxiety and deadlines. Those mornings are still quiet on the outside and I can often accomplish what needs to be accomplished, but I often am already feeling somewhat anxious and tired by 7 or 8 a.m. I much more like the peaceful, slow and simple mornings.
For that reason, I am trying to get ahead on things that need to be done. Quiet and still and peaceful are so much better than frantic and stressful!