5:00 AM

After night-weaning Glitter I finally slept. I never looked back.

After weaning-weaning Glitter I finally felt like I had ENERGY again.

Which was great. I had so much energy that when I hopped into bed at 9:30 PM, I didn’t fall asleep until 10:30 PM. Enter: lots of pointless pre-bedtime internet surfing on my phone.

I am not a night person. I really really really am a morning person. Marcus is a morning person. Our kids are morning people. It is rare that at least one of them is not up and running at 6:00 AM. There is no actual such thing as sleeping in at our house.

When Marcus is on a business trip, I wake up at 5:00 AM every day so that I have enough time to get myself and our lives in order for the day.  I realized after his most recent trip, now that I am not pumping anymore, that is a quiet, quiet, time.

So a few weeks ago I started thinking about what it would look like if I were to wake up at 5:00 AM to start my day a little earlier and carve out that extra piece of time I have just been DYING for over the past few years of pure exhaustion and time scarcity.  What would I even do with it?

It’s not quite enough time to exercise (which would allow me to not stuff a post-bedtime workout in at 6:45 PM alas), but it is more than enough time to sit and enjoy a few cups of coffee and eat breakfast in peace.  So I  went with Books.  I am reading books.  I am not journaling to self-actualize, I am not being a #girlboss or working on a side-hustle.  I am just reading books.

Oh, and the very first morning I realized I had nothing to eat for lunch so I took some of that precious time and made a tuna salad.

I don’t get this quiet time every day, on Mondays and Wednesdays I have to get ready for work and keep everyone in the family moving.  On the other mornings, it has been pretty great.

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