If falling asleep quickly is one of my best life skills, then waking up promptly is next on the list! The second that my alarm goes off, I’m wide awake with bright eyes and a fresh outlook on life. It’s a new day with exciting opportunities and I’m ready to chase them. Just as I can fall asleep within the duration of one song that I sing in my head, I’m usually rolled over and turning off my phone alarm within three vibrations. Then I lay in bed for a little bit and answer my Fiverr messages from customers overnight. Eric is not quite as chipper as I am in the morning and I would actually go as far as saying that he is not a morning person – italics intended. It’s not uncommon for me to waltz back in after my shower, turn on the light, and start talking about plans for the day, which is met with a thrown pillow and urgent shushing. I always forget to be sensitive and that it takes him at least an hour to fully assume his normal, lovable personality. This morning we’re going back to the horrible routine of waking up for zero period classes in high school, which I will admit is even horrible for a morning person! I’m substitute teaching again today and the schedule includes morning jazz band, which Eric eagerly agreed to come assist with; that is, until it was time to get up! Happy holidays.