So, normally we have a nifty modem at home that allows us to connect to the interwebs and, well, connect. But this past month I used all of our allotted time within two weeks. It’s been a long couple of weeks waiting to get it reset…and it’s still not. Not until Wednesday. But, regardless of internet issues, I have been slacking in posting. I could write out posts and come up to the office to post them daily, but I haven’t been. I’m sorry. I realize this is a serious weakness and I need to do a better job of keeping you up to date of what our life is like.
One thing Mark and I are both trying to do consistently is wake up early. Mark’s alarm goes off at 5, mine at 6:15ish. Mark has to get Tate to school so he’s usually not up too late, but it seems like I really struggle in this area. I really do want to get better and have this be a habit, but it seems like every time I try to make a stand, something happens to severely impair my sleep! For instance, last night Theo had a bad dream and woke up at 3:00 and asked me to snuggle him in his bed. I’m not going to say not to that, but it did mean I was up until 4:30 while I waited for him to fall asleep.
Usually when this happens I give myself a free pass to sleep in longer. But no more. I think that it’s one of those things that keeps happening because I’m not putting my foot down. This morning I decided that I was still going to get up, because there will always be some reason or another that I want to sleep in. Until I can withstand the discomfort of doing it, it’s going to be awful. I know this first hand, throughout junior high and high school I swam many mornings a week before school. That usually meant being up a bit before 5, and out the door shortly after 5 (honestly, the thought of this now is terrifying). But this habit of getting up early is one I need to make, not only for me, but culturally speaking it’s important as well. So I’m all in.
Until further notice (except for weekends, of course) I will be getting up early. Even if I’m up all night.
If it’s important, it’s worth sacrificing (even sleep!) for, right?