I don’t know when or how it happened, but I recently discovered that I’ve become…
…wait for it…
A MORNING PERSON. Dun dun dunnnn!!! (Cue the shocking piano music.)
Never in my life has this been the case, and I never, ever, ever, would have thought it would be so.
But alas, here I am, at 5:30 a.m. writing this post. I’ve been trying to figure out what it is that caused this new turn of events in my life and this morning it finally hit me.
All is right in the world from the hours of 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.
It’s quiet. Really quiet. Another fresh start. I sit alone, drinking that beautiful blissful black liquid gold known as coffee. The day hasn’t yet had a chance to take a turn for the worse, i.e. I haven’t yet been cut off in traffic and started cussing at dumb-dumb drivers. I’m not yet overwhelmed with work. My cube mate hasn’t shown up with bronchitis (wth?!). Nobody has pissed me off or disappointed me yet. Nothing has gone wrong. I can sit and read my Bible. Or I can go for a jog. Or I can write. Or take a bath. Or sing show tunes at the top of my lungs. It’s just…whatever I want it to be. It’s a delightful time of day when you can avoid worrying about anyone or anything. Also, the general joy of waking up to live another day doesn’t suck. Thank you, Jesus, for mornings.
And so, today, because I’m feeling extra lucky to be alive and grateful for this moment before I have to start work, or think about calories, or stress about deadlines, I’m doing a GIVEAWAY!
I’m giving away some of that liquid gold I mentioned earlier. Because let’s be honest, even for a newfound self-proclaimed morning person, it wouldn’t quite work without the support of hot caffeine in a mug.
I’ve got three $10 Starbucks gift cards waiting to be shipped to YOU! But you have to do something for me first, because I’m nice, but not that nice.
- Share this post on Facebook or Instagram, whatever your drug of choice. Admittedly, some posts aren’t all that great, but every once in a while, I promise to deliver a gem. (2 entries per share!)
- Comment on this post or on the Facebook/Instagram post to let me know you shared!
- EARN 10 BONUS ENTRIES by submitting your name and email address below, so I can start sending you occasional goodies and you never miss a new post!
I know, I know…that’s a lot of steps this early in the morning…but COFFEE, you guys. And a hand-written note from yours truly.
Once you’ve shared and commented, your name will go on a list that I’ll randomly draw from Friday morning, May 4, and announce the three winners! Thanks for sharing and following along on this weird journey of mine.
I hope you all have a great day today…and if things go awry, as they sometimes do, just trust me on this, go to bed EARLY and start over tomorrow with a clean slate and some morning time to yourself.