My Morning Plight


Why do I need so much time in the morning to get ready to leave before work?

Can someone please answer this for me? Yawwwn.
I mean, my hair is not that demanding. I don’t spend that long on it. Neither do I spend much time choosing my outfit.
That was so high school and I’m like soo over that.
I’ve been wondering this for the past week or so when my alarm goes off before the crack of dawn and my body tries to fight to stay in bed. My eyes remain puffy and sealed shut. I can hardly form words, and my arms aren’t working right.
So then I think, I’ll just hit snooze several times like normal people do, and get up around 6:15, or even 6:20!
But then 7:30 rolls around and I still haven’t even eaten my breakfast yet.
Skip breakfast you say?
Uh, no. That is not an option. I need my egg sandwich. NEED IT.
Grab a breakfast bar to go? Ummm, ew. Not filling enough.
Take my egg sandwich with me in the car?
Nope. Ain’t gonna work. I need time to wake up peacefully, and drink coffee, and not rush.
And crumbs on the seat of my car? Nasty. Too jam-handy for me.
Ohh, and did I mention my commute to work is 30 minutes?
Yep, it is. And that gosh darn school zone slows me down.
And the plants really need to be watered before I leave. Or else I feel their parched little stems glaring angrily at me when I get home.
Oh and the bed really should be made if possible…or at least the comforter pulled back towards the pillows so it will hide the wrinkly sheets.
What’s that you say?
I’m trying to do too much before work?
Well, okay maybe. I guess I could just roll out of bed, hop in the shower for 5 minutes, throw on some clothes, grab my breakfast to go and be out the door in 20 minutes.
I could, but I don’t want to.
I guess I just like savoring as much morning time at home as I can before I leave.
Is anyone with me on this one?
Because in the evening, there aren’t many hours left in the day to enjoy, and if you save all the “to do’s” for the night, you’ll be forever playing catch up, week after week.
I like the morning. So I guess I try to create as much of it for myself as possible.
Thank you for this. It has been very therapeutic and I feel much more confident in my routine.
The girl who nods off to sleep at her own work desk.