sunrise: 7:03 blog time remaining: 20 days
Only two early rising Saturdays to go!
A friend of mine said something to me the other day that made me realize something. The sun is rising so late now, she was saying, "so I guess your challenge is over." She was assuming that I would be up at 7 anyway. It is a logical thought, seeing as how I was up before 5am for 6 weeks and up before 6am for 4 months last summer.
Evidently, one's biorhythms, or natural sleep patterns, don't change that easily. I think I can safely say that even after this year, I am not an early riser by instinct. There have been plenty of days when I awake ready to get up and go, but for the most part, my body wants to sleep beyond the sunrise. So many people get up at 5am all the time, or even earlier. I am quite sure that I will never be one of those except under duress or a finite challenge.
Maybe you can tell I was feeling groggy today. Some days I am inspired to go out and explore. Other days, I just want to stay in the well beaten path. That's life.
My newspaper column has appeared for three Fridays now. It is so fun to see it in there, and to have a steady and more visible writing job. I still feel that I am searching for a voice for these stories that hasn't entirely emerged. That will be a continuing challenge, and one that will be gratifying to pursue.