For most of my life I’ve been a morning person. My parents rarely struggled to get me out of bed to go to school, okay, they didn’t struggle at all. My routine was so consistent that they knew what time it was by the sound the water hitting the sink– I was the family alarm clock.
To the dismay of my college roommates, I kept my early routine. I nearly dressed in the dark, and walked across a cold midwestern campus to eat breakfast before an 8 a.m. class, just to have time alone with God and my thoughts.
When I was a single, young high school social studies teacher I prided myself on getting to school by 6 a.m. Giving myself bonus points for being the first car in the parking lot. The quiet of a school can feel like a sanctuary when all is quiet except for the hum of the copier as it readies to go to work.
Then I got married to a night owl. I suppose I was loosening my routine, and adjusting to a new life. Now, almost 15 years later, I feel I’ve succumbed to the night owl lifestyle. I enjoy staying up with my husband, and I like to have child-free time before my head hits the pillow.
If I’m honest though, this lifestyle doesn’t really work for me.
It’s time to paint a new rainbow.
I’m joining the “HelloMornings! Challenge.” I’m still figuring out all the details, but I think the goal is to make getting an early start (5:30 a.m.), before the family has awakened (like I used to do) to have to meditate on God’s Word, pray, and any other things that prepare me for the day ahead. I’ve joined a Facebook “HelloMornings” group for accountability and to experience an online Christian community.
Join me! Click the “HelloMornings!” button, and it will take you to the registration page. Let me know you’re joining me, and maybe we can be part of the same “HelloMornings!” Facebook group. If you’re not local to me you can join a Facebook group in your time zone. No fair you EST time zone people joining a PST time zone group!