I tend to consider myself a morning person, not that I don’t like to sleep. I just find my head much clearer in the mornings. I love that I don’t have to be at work until mid-morning. The earlier hours are my time. I drink my tea, eat my cereal (hot or cold), listen to npr, read the news, check blogs and write here. Having that time makes me feel (and i know it sounds somewhat odd) civilized. It takes me out of my head and dreams and makes me confront the world prepared.
Last week poet laureate Charles Simic was interviewed in the Times. I’m charmed by how he describes his morning routine:
What kind of mood do you wake up in on most mornings? Full of pep! I get up at 5. I turn on the computer, and I start reading newspapers, and within a half an hour, I’m so full of energy and anger and ready to start the day.
How do you wake up?