Not having normal working hours, I find that my body clock is reverting to its natural rhythm. Unfortunately my natural rhythm is a bit wonky, as I function best late at night. Over the past few weeks I have been staying up well past midnight getting much more work done late at night than during the day. Because the Bean still has to get to school, I am still up at 5.30am to drive her to the end of the sand road where she gets her lift. The morning ride is done mostly in silence and in my pajamas as I am really half asleep still. Contrary to what I would have done a few years back, I don’t get back into bed after I have dropped her, but plod along not getting too much done due to being quite tired.
Last night we went out to friends for dinner. We had a super time and I had some good red wine (which I love but have not had much alcohol lately). This resulted in me going to bed early for a change at around 11pm, and at 5 minutes to 5 this morning I was wide awake. The first light was just beginning to seep through the trees when Cleo and I took off into the bush for a stroll. While I stood in awe and watched the sun come up to the music of hundreds of birds calling, I realised that I need to make some changes.
I am missing out on the beauty of the day especially the early mornings. My wonderful environment is here to be enjoyed, so to motivate me I have added this picture that I took this morning as my blog header – I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.