Am I a morning person or a night owl?
If you had asked me this question several years ago this is what I would have told you. I like to go to bed around eleven or twelve and get up around eight. In an ideal world I’d jump out of bed and go to walk right away. When I got back I’d have breakfast and coffee, and then I’d check my email. After that I’d do what I love to do which is sit at my computer and write. By lunch I’d be ready for a break so I’d have lunch and do my errands and any work I needed to do. By the way, when I was working, this schedule was my summer schedule. During the school year I got up early to go to work.
Well, what would I say is my routine now? I’d say that since I retired I stay up very late and get up very late. My husband and I walk much later in the day. I get up, have breakfast, and then I spend a few hours at my desk.
There’s never really enough time for writing. I hoped that after I retired I’d have all the time I needed to write, but it hasn’t exactly worked out that way. Real life has a tendency to get in the way of more creative pursuits.
I really like the sound of my first schedule, but I’ve changed as I got older. I now like staying up late, and I hate to get up early. I could probably get more done if I got up at seven or eight, but like I said, I don’t want to.
So after rambling around and thinking it over I’d have to say that I’ve turned into a night owl, and that’s something I never thought I’d be.