For the past 2 weeks, I have wanted to get up early in the morning to have time to work either on consulting business or housework before the children wake up. “Wanted” had been the keyword. I thought about getting up early. I even set the alarm for 5:00 am a couple of times. When the alarm would go off in the morning, I would usually talk myself out of getting up early. Honestly, how hard is it to convince yourself to go back to sleep for another hour and a half rather than getting up to mop the kitchen or work on project plans?!!
So, last night, I decided I was going to get up early no matter what this morning. I set the alarm for 4:00 am (yes, that is 4:00 in the morning) and I actually did it! I got up at 4:00 in the morning. The birds were not even chirpping in our backyard yet. I got so much accomplished. I was able to get done in 2 1/2 hours the same amount of work that it would take 5 or 6 hours to do while BusyBoy and GigglyGirl are awake.
I plan to get up early again tomorrow as well. It is nice to accomplish things before the children, the neighborhood, and even the birds wake up it the morning.