Friday, April 27, 2012

Confession

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After years of denial, I'm afraid its time I come out in the open. Not only was I keeping it from everyone I know, I was afraid to even admit it to myself.

The truth is friends, I . . . am a morning person!

Someone said that to me in college, "You're so lucky you're a morning person."  "No, I'm not," and I didn't even know I was lying.  But who was I kidding?  I was the first person to show up at a 7am meeting and I was dressed in a pink skirt with my hair done and I was in a great mood.  All the signs were there.

A few weeks ago I was talking with my students about how excited I was to sleep in until 8 and they informed me that was not sleeping in.  And here's the clincher: In my heart of heart I really feel like sleeping in until 8 is wasting a good part of the day.

I don't leap out of bed at 5:30 am, but once I'm showered and dressed its really not so bad to be up.  Its actually kind of nice.  In an ideal world, I could wake up at 7 in the summer and 8 in the winter.

My name is Kimberly Thomas, and I am a morning person.

3 comments:

  1. I'm glad you've finally accepted who you really are. I was always so puzzled when you would claim that you weren't a morning person, but I didn't want to push it. I thought it might complicate your world view. I'm a morning person too--though I can sleep well past 8:00 if I stay up late enough, but then the day is wasted and I don't feel as happy or refreshed. Oddly enough, no matter how late I stay up, if I get up between 6:00 and 7:00, after I've showered, I'm good to go and feel really pleasant. Obviously, I'm exhausted much, much earlier in the afternoon than normal though. Morning people unite! xox

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  2. Eww. Gross. Morning people. My husband is one. It's awful. Because I wake up the second he gets up, this most definitely not by any standards ever morning person is routinely up at 7 am and I HATE IT. Let me sleep. In my cozy warm rat's nest... preferably until about 2pm. Yes. Please. Thank you.

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    1. Yeah I don't understand why people always seem to marry the opposite!! My husband doesn't exactly sleep in late (maybe I don't give him a choice) but he sure stays up later than I do.

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